A "Broom Ranger" In Our Midst
Democratic Party (U.S.)
A genuine broom salesman in Walla Walla mimicked the broom rangers, in marketing his brooms to the editor of the Walla Walla Statesman. It seems clear from this item that while there were certainly opponents of Abraham Lincoln and supporters of George McClellan in the Walla Walla area, the "broom ranger" phenomenon didn't reach Washington Territory.
This joking editorial in the Walla Walla Statesman refers to the "broom rangers" who supported George McClellan in the recent presidential election.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. III, No. 49, p. 2, col. F
Walla Walla County
Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers