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As the nation splits, so goes Maine?

PORTLAND, Maine — “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” It was a popular slogan about American politics until the 1936 presidential election. Alf Landon, the Republican nominee, carried Maine that year against Franklin D. Roosevelt — and only one other state. James Farley, an FDR political maestro, rewrote the slogan: “As Maine goes, so […]
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