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Anti-Nixon buttons began to surface when Richard Nixon ran for President of the United States in 1960 election against Democratic nominee, John F. Kennedy, which Nixon lost by a narrow 0.2% of the popular vote. By the 1968 election, Nixon had decided to run again as the Republican candidate against Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, President Johnson's Vice President. Nixon went on to win the election, becoming the 37th President of the United States. In 1972, he ran for a second term as President, winning the election by a 60% margin of the popular vote, defeating Democratic candidate, George McGovern. Due to the Watergate scandal that ensued during the following years, Nixon became the first President to resign from office, doing so in 1974.