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Eugene McCarthy was an American politician from the state of Minnesota who unsuccessfully ran for president five times. As a 1968 Democratic presidential hopeful his nomination led President Lyndon B. Johnson to drop out for reelection. McCarthy ran again for president in the 1972 democratic primaries with a lackluster campaign. In 1976, he ran as an Independent in the United States presidential election before losing. His following two presidency attempts in 1988 and 1992 also ended in failure. McCarthy did successfully serve in the United States House of Representatives from 1949-1959 and the United States Senate from 1959-1971.
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The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. (n.d.). Eugene McCarthy: United States senator. Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Eugene-McCarthy