The Republicans last had total control of the government…when?
Did you know that the last time the Republican Party controlled the presidency and Congress was after the 1928 election?
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In the closely followed presidential election of 1928, Republican nominee and former Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover, achieved a dominant victory over the Democratic nominee, Al Smith. In the Senate, the Republicans gained eight seats, which brought their total majority to 56 seats. The Democrats held 39 seats and the Farmer-Labor Party retained their one seat. In the House of Representatives, the Republicans won 32 seats, bringing their overall total to 270. The Democrats held 164 seats, while the Farmer-Labor Party lost one of their two seats. The results exceeded expectations for the Republicans, allowing President Herbert Hoover to have the full support of Congress for the first two years of his administration. Unfortunately for the REpublicans, they would lose the majority in the House in the 1930 elections and the Senate in the 1932 elections. President Hoover would be soundly defeated by Democratic nominee, Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential elections.