Huey Long

Long's Political Power

During the era that Huey Long was running for US Senate, Long founded a newspaper of his own — the Louisiana Progress — which he used to broadcast his achievements and denounce his enemies. He served as governor and senator simultaneously, wielding a great amount of power.


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    He was a populist hero and a corrupt demagogue, hailed as a champion of the poor and reviled as a dictator. Louisiana’s Huey Long built his remarkable career as governor and U.S. Senator on a platform of social reform and justice, all the while employing graft and corruption to get what he wanted.

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