Photograph of Ronald Reagan and George Bush with black text on a yellow background. Small illustration of white elephant inside orange teardrop shape.
After serving a a first term, incumbent President Ronald Reagan and Vice President H.W. Bush sought reelection in 1984, running against Democratic nominees Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro. Reagan and Bush easily received the official party nomination, as their first term was considered a success in terms of economic growth and national prestige. They went on to sweep the election, receiving 525 electoral votes, the most any presidential candidate has ever received.