Election 1944: ‘Cotton Ed’ Smith to fight 4th term (9-19-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 19, 1944)


‘Cotton Ed’ Smith to fight 4th term

Columbia, South Carolina (UP) –
Senator Ellison D. “Cotton Ed” Smith, who was recently defeated in the state Democratic primary when he sought a seventh term in the Senate, disclosed today he had called a meeting of anti-New Deal Democrats in Washington on Friday and Saturday to plan a campaign to defeat President Roosevelt.

Purpose of the meeting, he said, will be to recapture the Democratic Party from Sidney Hillman, the CIO, and the New Deal, and to defeat the fourth term.