1948 election

The two men couldn't have been more different. One was born in a magnificent palace, the other in a humble farmhouse. One had been in politics for 40 years, the other was a relative newcomer. One was lauded as his country's greatest Prime Minister. The other was derided as an accidental President...
The scrappy old duo of Truman and Barkley outworked and out-punched their younger, meeker Republican opponents across the country, toiling right up until Election Day, even as their opponents rested up. The results? Truman stayed in the White House and the Democrats kicked out the "do nothing" Congress. So maybe the VP choice isn't (always) just an afterthought, at least not when they're made of iron. 2016 election hopefuls take note.
If asked to name the key year in the history of American civil rights, most people would likely pick 1863, 1868, 1963 or 1964, due to the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 14th Amendment, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the Civil Rights Act, respectively...
By the time Truman ended his campaign the night before the election, several days after his opponents had retired, he had spoken to more than 6 million people in more than 350 places, covering more miles (31,000) than any Presidential candidate up to that point....
One billion dollars. That's how much candidates for the upcoming US midterm elections have raised for their House and Senate
While Mr. Cameron may not travel by train much these days, he should take heed of Truman's example, and that of William Gladstone, whose Midlothian Campaign was wildly successful.