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Draft Kennedy for President

Draft Kennedy for President Political Button Museum
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DRAFT KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT IN 1980 DUMP CARTER IN 1980
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Red text around an illustration of an airplane with Kennedy flying it over Carter on a white background

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union bug

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The Draft Kennedy movement was initiated by democratic supporters of Senator Ted Kennedy to convince him to enter into the race because he seemed indecisive about whether he would run. The supporters felt President Jimmy Carter’s leadership was taking the country in a more conservative direction and that Kennedy would maintain the Democratic Party ideals. Kennedy did decide to run for the democratic nomination but lost to Jimmy Carter. Kennedy remained a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1962 until his death in 2009, making him one of the longest-serving senators in American history.

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PO0959
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