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PostSubject: 1930, as he began his run    Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:05 pm

ned contacts and mended fences with the Democratic Party during the 1920s, especially in New York. Although he initially had made his name as an opponent of New York City's Tammany Hall machine, Roosevelt moderated his stance against that group as well.[50] He helped Alfred E. Smith win the election for governor of New York in 1922, and was even a strong supporter of Smith against his cousin, Republican Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. in 1924.[51] Roosevelt gave nominating speeches for Smith at the 1924 and 1928 Democratic conventions.[52]

As the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1928 election, Smith in turn asked Roosevelt to run for governor in the state election. Roosevelt was nominated by the Democrats by acclamation.[53] While Smith lost the Presidency in a landslide, and was even defeated in his home state, Roosevelt was narrowly elected governor, by a one percent margin.[54] As a reform governor, he established a number of new social programs, and he was advised by Frances Perkins and Harry Hopkins.

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