Half-tone printed photograph of Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro on a white background inside a blue circle with blue and red text. Red outer border.
Democrat Walter Mondale and his running mate Geraldine Ferraro ran against Republican President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush in the 1984 election. Ferraro, a U.S. Representative from New York, was the first woman nominated by a major party for the vice presidency. Reagan won his re-election bid, receiving 58.8 percent of the vote while Mondale captured 40.6 percent. Mondale only carried his home state of Minnesota and the District of Columbia. Reagan took 525 electoral votes, he was the second president to do so. The first was President Richard Nixon in 1972.