The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant. During the mid term elections way back in 1874, Democrats tried to scare voters into thinking President Grant would seek to run for an unprecedented third term. Thomas Nast, a cartoonist for Harper’s Weekly, depicted a Democratic jackass trying to scare a Republican elephant – and both symbols stuck!
Republican have been known as the “G.O.P” It was coined in 1875 to mean the “Gallant Old Party” and in recent years has also been referenced as the “Grand Old Party”.
The Republican Party also played a leading role in securing for women the right to vote. In 1896, Republicans were the first major party to favor women’s suffrage. When the 19th Amendment finally was added to the Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that had voted to ratify it were under Republican control. The first woman elected to Congress was a Republican, Jeanette Rankin from Montana in 1917.
Presidents during most of the late nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century were Republicans. While the Democrats and Franklin Roosevelt tended to dominate American politics in the 1930s and 40s, for 28 of the forty years from 1952 through 1992, the White House was in Republican hands – under Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush.
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Dan Coats Nevada GOP State Director, Mike Mears RNC Director of Strategic Partnerships, Greg Bailor Nevada State Party Executive Director came to Nye County for meetings about the 2018 Elections. Nevada is the first State in the Country to start organizing with the RNC.
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