Republicans= Thomas Dewey
Democrats= Harry Truman, Henry Wallace, Storm Thurmand
The Democratic party had split into three fractions, thus they had three candidates.
Harry Truman was president from 1946 when Roosevelt dies. Quite a few people did not like him and wanted to get rid of him.
As a result people approach Eisenhower to run but he declined. In the end Truman stood for re-election, however people split from the party to form seperate organisations
Henry A Wallace- Progressive Party
Believed Truman was too tough on the Soviet Union
Storm Thurmond- 'Dixiecrats' (Deep South Democrats)
He was against African Americans from getting Civil Rights, whic Truman was working towards.
Thomas Dewey- Governor of New York
Dewey was dull, he was advised not to sat much as he would be more likely to win due to democrat split. Comments he did make however included 'America your future is ahead of you'
Truman attacked Dewey, for not saying anything also refered to the Republican Congress as a 'do nothing congress'
This was the first election to use election films.
Dewy spend vasts amount on his, however it turned out to be low quality and ineffective. Where as Truman's was relatively low cost and was well put together.
It portrayed him to be a great person.