|Text on Button||THE PEOPLES CHOICE IN '72 EDW. KENNEDY President JOHN CONYERS Vice President|
Yellow button with black text above and below black and white photos of Edward Kennedy (in profile) and John Conyers
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Ted Kennedy did not run for President in 1972, although there were efforts to convince him to run. He first entered the Senate in 1962 to fill his brother, John Kennedy's, seat. Ted Kennedy was a front-runner for the 1972 election, but in 1969 he got into a car accident, which killed a campaign worker, and fled the scene without contacting the police. He refused to run for President or Vice President, but polls showed he was still the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 1971. Kennedy supported healthcare and immigration reform and opposed the Vietnam War.
John Conyers is a U.S. Congressman from Michigan and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He supports national healthcare, civil rights for all people, and opposes discrimination against Muslims. The ticket advertised by this button would have been very liberal, but neither candidate campaigned.