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Brown For President

Brown For President Political Button Museum
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We The People Brown For President SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
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Purple text on a white background with blue outer edge with white text

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This button is most likely referring to Jerry Brown, a politician and lawyer from California. Brown, a liberal Democrat, has unsuccessfully run for President of the United States three times: in 1976, 1980, and 1992. In 1976, he lost to Jimmy Carter in the democratic primary, and in 1980 he unsuccessfully challenged Carter’s renomination. His 1992 campaign, with Rev. Jesse Jackson as a running mate, was arguably his most successful, however he lost the bid to Bill Clinton. There was some speculation that Brown would run for President a fourth time in 2016, however he stated publicly in 2014 that he had ruled out another presidential campaign. We The People—a reference to the preamble of the United States Constitution—is the name of a non-profit corporation formerly led by Brown, and was also the name of a political call-in radio show he hosted in the later 1990s on KPFA, a progressive Berkeley, California-based radio station.

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