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Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

Clip: Season 28 Episode 4 | 2m 59s

Factions in the Republican party were breeding corruption, so Garfield worked to nominate James Blaine to combat the machine politics of the Stalwarts. But when Garfield delivered his speech to the Republican Convention to back Blaine, the crowd chanted that it was Garfield they wanted for president instead.

Aired: 02/02/16

Rating: NR

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