In the election of 1912, issues included the state of the Progressive agenda that had been promoted by former President Theodore Roosevelt and mostly abandoned by President William Howard Taft, along with the matters of trusts, tariffs and women's suffrage. Roosevelt, the strongest political personality of his day, challenged Taft for the Republican nomination, and after his delegates were denied credentials at the national convention in Chicago, he and his supporters bolted and formed a third party. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Woodrow Wilson won the Democratic nomination on the 46th ballot, announcing an aggressive agenda dubbed the New Freedom. Roosevelt countered with an equally well-articulated Progressive program known as the New Nationalism. The Republican split led to Wilson's election, with Roosevelt's third-party candidacy finishing second.