author={Robert Mason},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={513 - 536}
  • R. Mason
  • Published 3 May 2013
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT Founded in support of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 presidential candidacy, Citizens for Eisenhower took on an ambitious mission to revitalize the Republican party by expanding its activist ranks and by supporting the moderation of its conservative policy agenda. The organization proved unable to sustain the impressive momentum that it achieved during the 1952 campaign, however, instead helping to fuel factional opposition that informed the intraparty upsurge of conservatism during the… 
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