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Hubert Humphrey was a Democratic politician, who, in 1968, ran as the Democratic candidate in the U.S. Presidential election against Republican opponent, Richard Nixon. Humphrey had served as Vice President under President Johnson's presidency. After Johnson had announced that he would not run for a second term, Humphrey entered the race for the Democratic nomination. He would go on to loose the race against Nixon, contributing factors to this defeat were the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and the general unpopularity of President Johnson.