From Ohio History Central
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The Greenback Labor Party played a role in Ohio politics during the late 1870s and the 1880s. In 1877, Democrat Richard M. Bishop was elected Governor of Ohio. Since the Civil War, Republicans had held most state offices. As a result of the economic hardship caused by the Panic of 1873, many Ohioans opposed the Republican Party and its policies. Bishop benefited from their dissatisfaction. Bishop lost support during his administration as the Greenback Labor Party became more popular. The Democrats in Ohio sought the support of the Greenback Labor movement and were successful in their efforts. The Greenback Labor supporters rallied behind the Democrats in the gubernatorial race of 1879 and in the next several elections as well.
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