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Favorable or Unfavorable #176: William Colmer


Favorable or Unfavorable #176: William Colmer  

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William Colmer of MS started out as a supporter of FDR, but disliked most of the New Deal. By 1954, he's basically abandoned the Democratic party on the national level. I imagine he voted for Wallace in 1968, but I can't establish who he supported in that election. He stayed with the Democrats at the end despite opposing them. 

His actions:

Colmer, William 1945 Colmer Committee regarding postwar adjustment
Colmer, William 1954 Plays a big role in getting Southerners to sign the Southern Manifesto, protesting desegregation
Colmer, William 1960 Refuses to vote for JFK or Nixon
Colmer, William 1961 a conservative power on House Rules
Colmer, William 1964 Votes Goldwater rather than LBJ to protest civil rights
Colmer, William 1972 Votes Nixon over McGovern
Colmer, William 1972 While a Democrat, supports GOP nom Trent Lott to succeed him as US Rep for MS
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