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Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie were the Democratic nominees for the 1968 Presidential Election. Humphrey entered the race after the primaries and ran against Eugene McCarthy and Robert F. Kenned to seek the Democratic nomination.  With the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the escalating conflict in Vietnam, the 1968 race became very controversial for the American people and the candidates.

At the Democratic National Convention, Senator George McGovern stepped up to run as Robert Kennedy‚Äôs successor.  In Chicago, police and the National Guard worked to contain the rioting outside the convention.  Humphrey won the nomination on the first ballot, and chose Senator Edmund Muskie from Maine as his running mate.  Six foot four-inch tall Muskie was often compared to Abraham Lincoln.  In a close race, the pair narrowly lost the election to Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. 

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