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|‹ 1948 1956 ›|
|United States Presidential Election, 1952|
|November 4, 1952|
|Nominee||Alf Landon||Averell Harriman||Henry Wallace|
|Home state||Kansas||New York||Iowa|
|Running mate||Joseph McCarthy||John Sparkman||Glen H. Taylor|
The United States presidential election of 1952 featured the first significant third party run of many, in addition to President Lindbergh's stepping down and acceding the nomination to his Vice President, Alf Landon. Henry Wallace's surprisingly strong Progressive Party showing split the liberal vote with Averell Harriman's Democratic Party campaign, leaving the already popular Landon an easy path to victory, despite his doubling down on anti-Communism (and by proxy at this point, pro-Germanism) with the selection of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy as his running mate.