Campaign Materials

A summary of data on all Prohibition Party candidates for Congress is available in the reference work "U.S. Congressional Elections 1788-1997." The author is Michael Dubin. Copies cost $235 plus shipping and can be ordered from McFarland & C., Box 611, Jefferson, North Carolina 28640.

Several other sources exist, but none are comprehensive. For a book review, see
Ballot Access News 15(1):4 _ April, 1999.

An internet site for election data is:  Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, 

Election returns from 1954 to the present are published by Congressional Quarterly in their biennial report, America Votes. Volume 23, covering the 1998 election, has just been published.

Election returns found in volumes of America Votes are more accurate than the official returns, since errors creep into the official returns, and the staff double checks official returns for addition errors. The book includes votes and percentages of the vote for all counties of the US, maps, and many interesting and useful summary charts.

Volume 23 costs $147 and can be ordered from Congressional Quarterly (Phone 800-638-1710). For back issues, consult a university or large public library.

For the internet-minded, we suggest this book: Winning Campaigns Online, by Emilienne Ireland and Phil Tajitsu Nash (second ed, 2001). Order from Science Writers Press, 4701 Sangamore Road, #220N, Bethesda, Maryland 20816. Call 301-263-9302 for the price.

A comprehensive handbook on campaigning for office is William S. Bike's "Winning Political Campaigns," published by the Denali Press in 1998.


In the section “Other Past Candidates,” the spellings of the candidates’ names are those which appeared on the specified ballots.  There sometimes were typographical errors on ballots, and some candidates used different versions of their names from year to year.  In different years, names which are not exactly identical may still refer to the same individual.

Most of the following data for state and local candidates were furnished by Richard Winger, the third-party activist in California.  Winger got his information partly from the quasi-official Prohibition newspaper The National Voice, a run of which is held by the University of California/Los Angeles library, and partly from official election reports.

"Do right and take the consequences" - Sam Houston, Texas Patriot