|Text on Button||Re-elect the President|
Red and blue text on a white background
|Curl Text||PAID FOR BY FINANCE THE RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT NIXON-HUGH SLOAN JR. CHAIRMAN|
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This button was used by The Committee to Re-Elect the President (CRP), a fundraising organization for President Richard Nixon's 1972 election campaign. Though Nixon would go on to win the 1972 election, his presidency would end with his resignation in August 1974 when he and his administration were found to be involved in the Watergate Scandal. The Watergate Incident refers to the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate Office complex in Washington, DC. Members of CRP had attempted to break into the headquarters in a means to steal sensitive information from their political opponents. When the incident came to public knowledge, many in the CRP would later be charged and/or resign from their post within the committee. This includes the organizations treasurer, Hugh Sloan Jr., whose name appears on the back of this campaign pin.