Bull Moose party

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Bull Moose party:

see Progressive partyProgressive party,
in U.S. history, the name of three political organizations, active, respectively, in the presidential elections of 1912, 1924, and 1948. Election of 1912
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John McCain's obsession with Teddy Roosevelt is beginning to have an impact on the Capitol and has some fellow GOPers worrying that he will take his admiration for TR to its extreme and bolt the party in 2004 to challenge a Republican president as Roosevelt did in 1912 when he founded the Bull Moose Party to dethrone William Howard Taft, reports National Correspondent Matt Bai in the July 30 issue of Newsweek.
He's not reviving the Bull Moose Party just yet, but McCain's obsession with TR is beginning to have an impact at the Capitol.
From that time on, his party became known as the Bull Moose Party.