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Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin
([1971])

Chapter 7: one man's vendetta,   pp. 120-137 PDF (5.8 MB)


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Chapter 7 
ONE MA i-TS ViDETTA 
The election year of 1926 did not see the state 
legistative campaign in St. Croix County come to a close without any politically
acrimonlous.repercus;ions. -iivolved in the one recorded instance of a political
fracas was one Ethan B. Minier   ,,jo was running on the Republican ticket
in his bid for reelection to the Wisconson State Assembly. 
Assemblyman Minier, a resident of the Torn of Stanton, came out of the September
seventh primary a narrow loser--.his oppononet, Robert 1I1. Grahom, of the
Town of Warren, being the victor. Election returns showed Graham the winner
by a mere 114 votes with a total vote of 2732 as opposed to 2618 for Miniero1
For M-inier, the tale had yet to be told. On October 
sixteenth, the determined candidate filed as an independent at the Hudson
Court House for the general election to be 
held on November second.2 In an open political advertisement, Assemblyman
inier made it known that he was still very much in the running.3 Minier explained
that it 
1New Richmond News, September 11, 1926, p. 1. 
21bid., October 16, 1926, p. 1. 
31bid., October 27, 1926, b. 1., 
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