President Lincoln Regrets Convention Defeat of Ohio Governor David Todd

June 18, 1863

After John Brough defeats incumbent Ohio Governor David Tod for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. President Lincoln writes Tod: “Yours received. I deeply regret that you were not re-nominated—not that I have ought against Mr. Brough. On the contrary, like yourself, I say, hurrah, for him.”  Tod telegraphed Lincoln: “The opponents of the administration will attempt to attribute my defeat to the advocacy of the leading measures of your administration. Do not for a moment believe it. Personal considerations alone was the cause of my defeat. No man in Ohio will do more to secure the triumphant election of the ticket nominated than I will”

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