|Text on Button||INDEPENDENT MCCARTHY FOR PRESIDENT '76|
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|Curl Text||PAID FOR McCARTHY 76'ILL...RICHARD SMITH TRES.|
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Eugene McCarthy was a politician from the state of Minnesota who ran as an Independent in the 1976 United States Presidential election. He came in third, behind Jimmy Carter and incumbent President Ford. McCarthy had previously been connected with the Democratic Party, having run for the Democratic nomination in both the 1968 and 1972 party primaries. The 1976 marked McCarthy's departure from the Democratic Party until 1992, when he would, for the last time, run for the Democratic nomination.