Two northern gubernatorial elections in 1910 brought to the fore potential presidential candidates for the Democratic Party. These two men were Judson Harmon, the mustachioed professional politician and governor of Ohio, and Woodrow Wilson, the austere history professor and president of Princeton University and the governor of New Jersey. Florida and Georgia were the only two southern states where Democratic primaries would determine who would receive the states’ delegation vote at the Democratic national convention in July 1912. This was the first presidential primary in Florida’s history.
Green, George N.
"The Florida Press and the Democratic Presidential Primary of 1912,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 44
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol44/iss3/4