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Mondale Has a Hartache

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Walter Mondale and Gary Hart were the two front runners for the Democratic nomination in the 1984 United States Presidential election. In a 1984 debate, their rivalry was brought to focus during a televised Democratic debate during which Mondale spent a great deal of time mocking Hart, while Hart remained on the defensive. After the debate, polls showed the two nearly neck and neck in the primaries, with Mondale only one percentage point ahead. Shortly after, Mondale won the Democratic nomination for he 1984 election.


Dufresne, L. (2015, November). “Gary Hart, Walter Mondale, and the impossible hypothetical.” CBS News. Retrieved from

Lardner, G. (1984, March). “Mondale turns combative, clashes with Hart in debate.” The Washington Post. Retrieved from

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