In 1904, I&R advocates began making headway with an endorsement
from the Prohibitionist Party, followed in 1906 by the support of the
Socialists and Populists and, in 1910, that of the Democrats. An
amendment by Republican State Representative David E. Kulp calling for
statewide I&R reached the floor of the lower house of the legislature in
1911, but it was defeated 58 to 42.