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Barry Goldwater was a United States Senator from Arizona who won the Republican Party's presidential nomination for the 1964 election against Lyndon B. Johnson. Goldwater lost the election, carrying only six states and 38% of the popular vote. Goldwater had a large conservative constituency and became most known for his work with labor-union reform and anti-communism. Goldwater fought to help stop communism from spreading throughout the globe. Goldwater was also a supporter of the conservative coalition which led to Congress passing new reform in 1957 against anti-corruption. Many of his opponents in the primary elections tried to covey Goldwater as an extremist with his conservative views, though his voting record proved to be in line with other members of the Republican party.
Barry Goldwater was most known for his alignment with the labor-union reform and anti-communism movements and his winning the Republican primary while opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.