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Prohibition Party


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a political party in the United States; formed in 1869 to oppose the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages


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  • But no one other than a Democrat or a Republican has won statewide office since Sidney Johnston Catts was elected governor on the Prohibition Party ticket in 1916.

    Florida's Crist leaves Republican Party to run as independent in Senate race

  • In its first national campaign, in 1872, the Prohibition Party endorsed universal suffrage, public education, and the elimination of the electoral college, and would soon take up a range of issues reaching from federal control of interstate commerce to forest conservation.


  • The Prohibition Party twice put up candidates to run against him.


  • In 1895 the Prohibition Party recognized that “the excise tax receipt. . . is a pledge on the part of the State to defend and foster the thing taxed.”


  • The Prohibition Party was no better; among the many reasons for its dismal electoral record—it had never garnered more than 2.2 percent of the vote in a presidential election—was its earnest devotion to a list of diffuse and sometimes nutty causes ranging from government ownership of public utilities to judicial review of post office decisions.


  • Pinchot was among a large number of drys who considered Coolidge a wimp and a closet wet, and in 1924 he flirted with challenging the president as the candidate of the Prohibition Party.


  • And now, decades after the 21st amendment was passed, the Prohibition Party is officially DEAD!


  • But as the Prohibition Party candidate for president in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000, and 2004, Earl Dodge could teach our current politicians an awful lot about losing.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2006

  • The Prohibition Party was shut out of elections, but their big issue, outlawing alcohol, was eventually albeit temporarily enshrined in the Constitution.

    Post-election rant

  • And you've got your Prohibition Party, Gene Amondson and Leroy Pletten are their men, not to be confused with the Prohibition Party of Colorado, which backs of course Earl Dodge and Howard Lydick.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2004


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