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Current Presidential race sets up a rarity

By Tom Emery

Former President Trump is the odds-on favorite to win the Republican nomination for President in 2024. If he succeeds, he will be on a rare path in American history.

Only one former President has lost a re-election bid, then won his way back to the White House. That chief executive was Grover Cleveland, the only President in American history to serve non-consecutive terms.

The rise, fall, and comeback of Cleveland is one of the most curious tales in U.S. political history. A former mayor of Buffalo and governor of New York, Cleveland’s first bid for the Presidency in 1884 was near...


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