The Mugwumps were Republican political activists who bolted from the United
States Republican Party by supporting Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland
Mugwumps. Mugwumps were Republicans who supported Democratic
presidential candidate Grover Cleveland in 1884 because they viewed their own
Sep 29, 2006 ... Mugwump, in U.S. politics, member of a reform-oriented faction of the Republican
Party that refused to support the candidacy of James G.
Mugwumps were a faction of the Republican Party of the 1880s. They opposed
political favoritism and corruption and promoted honest government. Read...
The Mugwumps were a political faction which helped to swing the presidential
election of 1884 but faded out and did not become a lasting force.
Jun 1, 1999 ... As Tucker shows, however, the Mugwumps were much more than mere moral
reformers. They were eloquent and persuasive spokesmen for ...
Aug 25, 2009 ... [T]he typical Mugwump was a conservative in his economic and political views.
.... (There's no avoiding it: the Mugwumps were snobs.) At first ...
The issues that most enflamed Americans in those days were left over from two
.... But if the Mugwumps were wrong to be offended by the use of the wrong fork, ...
Nov 13, 2013 ... Who were the Mugwumps? Mark Twain of course. Other once famous
Mugwumps included Henry Ward Beecher, a Minister famous as ...
Grover Cleveland won a narrow victory over James Blaine with the help of a
group of voters called "mugwumps". These were Republicans who bolted from