From Ohio History Central
The Presidential Election of 1912 reflected both the important influence of Progressivism on American politics and the deep divisions that it could cause.
Eugene V. Debs ran for the Socialist Party. The Progressive Party divided the Republican Party's vote. With the Republicans divided, Democrat Woodrow Wilson won the presidential election. Roosevelt received approximately twenty-five percent of the popular vote in the election. In Ohio, the majority of votes were cast for Wilson. The Progressive Party proved to be short-lived. By the Presidential Election of 1916, the Republican Party was reunited in an attempt to defeat Wilson.
[[Category:The Progressive Era]]