Third Party Candidates and Primary Hopefuls
Third Party Candidates and Primary Hopefuls, page 6
The following buttons represent a sampling of unsuccessful Third Party candidates and primary election hopefuls:
Jesse Louis Jackson (1941- ) is an ordained Baptist minister and also considered one of the nation's leading civil rights leaders and political activists. He is considered to be the first black to have seriously contended for the Democratic nomination for President and campaigned for that office in 1984, and again in 1988.
Edward "Ted" Kennedy (1932-2009) served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 2009. He was the younger brother of John and Robert Kennedy, both of whom were assassinated in 1963 and 1968, respectively. Although Edward Kennedy had been urged to seek the Democratic Party's nomination in both 1972 and 1976, he declined to do so. He did, however, undertake an unsuccessful bid for the Party's nomination in 1980.
Reverend Al (Alfred) Sharpton (1954- ) a Baptist minister and a leading national civil rights leader and political activist, unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic Party's nomination in 2004.
Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown (1938- ) was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 1976, 1980, and 1992 election campaigns. He is also a former Governor of California serving from 1975 to 1983, a former Mayor of Oakland, serving from 1999 to 2007, and was elected Attorney General of California in 2006, serving from 2007 to the present. The button depicted on this page depicts his 1992 Presidential campaign slogan, "Take Back America", and his "800" telephone number for campaign contributions.
Howard Dean (1948- ) is a former Vermont Governor who served from 1991 through 2003. He unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic Party's Presidential nomination in 2004.
Alan Keyes (1950- ) ran for the U.S. Senate in Maryland in 1988 and 1992, the Republican nomination for President in 1996 and 2000, and against Barack Obama in 2004 for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. At one point he had also announced his candidacy for President in 2008.
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