|Text on Button||Dying is no excuse! NIXON IN 96!|
Red upper quarter with white text over a white half with blue and red text and a blue and white photograph of a man.
|Curl Text||COLLECTORS' HOLIDAY ST. LOUIS, MO. 8/M 408|
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This tongue-in-cheek button was created for the 1996 U.S. presidential election. It acknowledged that Republican presidential candidates were competing to see who could take over as standard-bearer of the party from former President Richard M. Nixon, who had died in 1995. Among those candidates were Governor Pete Wilson of California and Senator Bob Dole from Kansas, both of whom delivered eulogies at Nixon's funeral. Dole was chosen as the Republican challenger to incumbent president Bill Clinton. Dole and his running mate, Jack Kemp, lost the election to Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, 379 electoral votes to 159.
Ghost Of Nixon The Strategist Has Ear Of ’96 Gop Candidates. (n.d.). Retrieved March 10, 2019, from http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1995-05-14/news/9505130779_1_nixon-….