Republican Candidates who got votes at the 1860 Convention

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1860 Candidates for Republican Party Presidential Nomination:
Convention held: May 16 - 18 at The Wigwam in Chicago Illinois

Abraham Lincoln (Illinois) 1809 – 1865
William Henry Seward (New York) 1801 – 1872
Salmon Portland Chase (Ohio) 1808 – 1873
Simon Cameron (Pennsylvania) 1799 – 1889
Edward Bates (Missouri) 1793 – 1869
William Lewis Dayton (New Jersey) 1807 – 1864
John McLean (Ohio) 1785 – 1861
Jacob Collamer (Vermont) 1791 – 1865
Benjamin Franklin Wade (Ohio) 1800 – 1878
John Charles Fremont (California) 1813 – 1890
John Meredith Read Sr. (Pennsylvania) 1797 – 1874
Charles Sumner (Massachusetts) 1811 – 1874
Cassius Marcellus Clay (Kentucky) 1810 – 1903

Source: Presidential Fact Book by Author Joseph Nathan Kane
 
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So many men wanted to win the nomination because it was a good election for a Republican to win the presidency.
 

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Even though John McLean was aging and was a long term serving Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who had sought the 1856 nomination he once again had his name out there as a candidate for both the Republicans and Consritutional unionists.
 
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