In his announcement of his candidacy in 1836 he promised to vote for Hugh L.
No greater impetus than this could have been given to Van Buren's candidacy for the vice-presidency.
He disclaimed any intention to invade, subjugate or oppress 1 Without Lincoln's knowledge or consent, the managers of his candidacy before the convention bargained for Cameron's votes by promising to Cameron a place in Lincoln's cabinet, should Lincoln be elected.
McClellan, while accepting his candidacy, repudiated the platform, like a soldier and patriot.
One of the things that commended his candidacy to certain cardinals was his physical vigour, which seemed to promise a long pontificate.