From Ohio History Central
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The yellow press did not just operate in New York. Numerous Ohio newspapers employed similar tactics during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Perhaps Ohio�s most famous member of the yellow press was Murat Halstead. In 1890, Halstead concocted a scheme to try and secure Ohio Governor Joseph Foraker, a Republican, reelection. Halstead claimed to have had uncovered a document that implicated the Democratic Party�s candidate, James Campbell, in a questionable business deal. Purportedly, Campbell was encouraging voting reform within Ohio, hoping that the state would select a ballot box produced by a company that he partly owned. Halstead and Foraker launched a vehement attack against Campbell because of this document, but the Democrat easily proved that the document was forged. Foraker lost his bid for reelection.
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