024 - The Most Dangerous Man In America, Part II

History's Trainwrecks

Nov 27 2021 • 12 mins


Lousiana governor Huey Long had learned a lot from his impeachment trial, and it was no more Mr. Nice Governor down in the bayou.


He wanted to expand a road-building program and build a new massive state capitol building as a lasting monument to his reign. The legislature (and Huey's own brother) opposed the plan, so Huey had to come up with a way to persuade them, and make sure he retained power.


His answer: he was going to run for the United States Senate.


But there were two men who had damaging secrets about the governor, and something had to be done about them before the election.


So Huey had them kidnapped.


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