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Clinton 96 Donkey

Clinton 96 Donkey Political Button Museum
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Clinton 96 Donkey button back Political Button Museum
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The image of a donkey made up of white and red letters on a blue button. 

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Bold Concepts NYC 212-764-6330 (union bug)

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In 1996, Bill Clinton and Al Gore ran on the Democratic national ticket for President and Vice President against Republican candidates Bob Dole and Jack Kemp, and Reform candidates Ross Perot and Pat Choate.  The donkey has been the symbol of the Democratic party since 1828, when Andrew Jackson ran for President.  Called a jackass by his competition, Jackson put the animal’s image on his campaign posters.  The symbol was later made famous when Thomas Nast, a cartoonist, used the donkey in political illustrations for newspapers.

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