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This button is from the 1960 Presidential election for candidate Richard Nixon (from CA). Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (from MA) ran as the Republican presidential and vice presidential contenders for the 1960 presidential election against John F. Kennedy. This was Nixon’s first attempt at the presidency after serving as Vice President under Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Nixon and Lodge lost the election in the closets race since 1969. The Republican's secured 219 of the electoral college, carried 26 states, and 49.55% of the vote. Kennedy secured .17% of the vote (112,827 actual votes) and became the next President of the United States. Nixon was the first presidential candidate to win a majority of states but still lose the election. Nixon returned to his role as vice president after the defeat and returned to California to practice law after his term ended.