The Progressive Party of 1924 was a new party created as a vehicle for Robert M. La Follette, Sr . to run for president in the 1924 election. It did not run candidates for other offices, and it disappeared after the election except in Wisconsin . Its name resembles the 1912 Progressive Party, which LaFollette opposed and which was defunct by 1919. The 1924 party was composed of La Follette supporters, who were distinguished from the earlier Roosevelt supporters by being generally more agrarian, populist and midwestern in perspective, as opposed to urban, elitist, and eastern. The 1924 party carried only Wisconsin, but carried many counties in the Midwest and West with large German American elements or strong labor union movements.