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Running for President: Chronicling Almost 200 Years of Propaganda

Robert Kennedy, 1967

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Robert Kennedy, 1967

While Robert Kennedy was a charismatic Democratic contender for his party's presidential nomination, he faced stiff competition for the antiwar vote from the likes of George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy. Kennedy's death sent many of his former supporters toward the McGovern camp. The eventual nominee, Hubert Humphrey, would go on to lose to Richard Nixon in the general election. (poster, 1967)

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