Familiarity Breeds Contempt?
Republican William Stafford and Socialist Victor Berger squared off against each other 10 times in Wisconsin’s 5th CD U.S. House elections between 1902 and 1928. Stafford won seven contests (1902, 1904, 1912,1914, 1916, 1920, 1928) while Berger won three (1918, 1922, 1926). Berger was not seated by the House after his 1918 win due to federal convictions (later reversed) on articles he had written opposing the U.S. entrance into WWI.
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