California's Prodigal Sons: Hiram Johnson and the Progressives, 1911-1917

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10
THE INITIAL RESPONSE

On August 16 Hiram Johnson had shouted to a Progressive crowd in Sacramento's Clunie Theater that the people of California would have to choose whether their state would be represented in the national Congress by "the philosophy of Mr. De Young and Mr. Otis and Mr. Spreckels and Mr. Crocker, with his inherited Southern Pacific millions, or whether it goes there with your viewpoint and your philosophy of government."1 After Hughes left the state, the governor stepped up his attack against the regular Republicans. If he were elected, Johnson proclaimed, he would continue to be a Progressive. "You and I must not repine the passing of the Progressive party," said Johnson in a Los Angeles speech on August 24. "I stand now right where I have stood for the past six years. When I had to choose between the candidates I chose Hughes …. If his policies commend themselves to me, I will support them."2

Meanwhile, regular Republicans kept demanding the

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