Facts in Five

1960 Primary election edition

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  • Only 15 states held primaries in 1960
  • The New Hampshire primary was not held until March 8
  • Vice President Richard Nixon won 89% of the Republican primary votes
  • Senator John Kennedy won 33% of the Democratic primary votes
  • President Eisenhower received .4% of the vote despite being disqualified by the 22nd Amendment
No sure thing in 1960

No sure thing in 1960

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  1. I love watching the election debates and seeing the contrast between Kennedy and Nixon. Kennedy really did look super cool on TV, while Nixon was so ill and tired at the time which didn’t help his cause. One of my first history assignments was on the election debates and whether Nixon’s persona on TV was the real reason behind his loss in the presidential election compared to Kennedy’s calm and confident approach. Very interesting, I wish I could have seen it all happen in real time.

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