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Carter Mondale

Carter Mondale Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Carter Mondale back Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Button is bisected horizontally. White text with green background over green text with white background.

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Union bug

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Jimmy Carter was Georgia’s Governor from 1971-1975 before running for president in 1976. Though he was unknown and an underdog, Carter campaigned hard and was able to secure the Iowa Caucus, earning himself many supporters, media attention, and the Democratic nomination. He selected Walter Mondale, a Senator representing Minnesota from 1964-1975 to be his running-mate and vice president. Carter’s campaign buttons were uniquely green instead of the typical red white and blue—this was in homage to his history as a peanut farmer. Carter and Mondale won the 1976 election and served four years in office. They campaigned together again in 1980, but were defeated by Republican candidate Ronald Reagan.

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