TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What Republican Beat FDR on a Presidential Ticket?

August 2, 2011 ( - Who was the only Republican presidential candidate to ever defeat Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt on a presidential ticket? 


Answer:  Warren G. Harding

In the 1920 election, Harding and his running mate, Calvin Coolidge, defeated Democrat and fellow Ohioan James M. Cox, and his running mate, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in the largest presidential popular vote landslide in American history (60.36% to 34.19%) since first recorded in 1824.