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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1960 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 08, 1960 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 08, 1960 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1961 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1965 - 12:00pm
Turnout 38.39% Total Population
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 04:34pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U. S. Elections, second edition
Description
Dwight Eisenhower, like many of the Presidents, found his second term much more of a challenge than his first. His proposed “Eisenhower Doctrine” to contain Communism by sending money for economic development helped to rescue some nations from the lure of Communism, but it was also costly. The President’s insistence on enforcing desegregation of the schools was criticized by advocates of lily white school districts in the South. When the Soviets launched the satellite Sputnik into orbit, many Americans were astounded that their nation had failed to reach that goal sooner; it was the first indication that the Soviet Union was just as much a modern technological nation as the USA. The economy was slipping, and in the midterm elections the Democrats gained 15 Senators and 49 Representatives. Communism flared in Asia, Africa, and Cuba.

The Democrats saw their gains in 1958 as the first step in retaking the White House in 1960. Among the contenders were Sens. John F. Kennedy of MA, Lyndon Johnson of TX, and Hubert Humphrey of MN. Adlai Stevenson and Stuart Symington were other major contenders. Kennedy and Humphrey squared off in Wisconsin, where Kennedy won a narrow victory. The two then faced off in West Virginia, where Kennedy won 48 of the 55 counties; Humphrey withdrew from the race. Kennedy then defeated Sen. Wayne Morse in Morse’s home state of Oregon. When the Democratic National Convention met, Kennedy won a first ballot victory, although the South voted for Se

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/1956
NameDwight David Eisenhower Votes35,590,472 (57.38%)
Term01/20/1957 - 01/20/1961 Margin9,567,720 (+15.43%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1964
NameLyndon Baines Johnson Votes43,129,566 (61.05%)
Term01/20/1965 - 01/20/1969 Margin15,951,378 (+22.58%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1960 US President - D Primaries John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Jul 01, 1960 US President - R Primaries Richard Milhous Nixon
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KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)

CANDIDATES
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Name Sen. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon Independent Electors Eric Hass Rutherford L. Decker Gov. Orval E. Faubus Party Leader Farrell Dobbs
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Socialist Labor Prohibition National States' Rights Socialist Workers
Uncertified Votes34,226,731 (49.72%) 34,108,157 (49.55%) 286,359 (0.42%) 47,522 (0.07%) 46,203 (0.07%) 44,984 (0.07%) 40,166 (0.06%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -118,574 (-0.17%) -33,940,372 (-49.30%) -34,179,209 (-49.65%) -34,180,528 (-49.65%) -34,181,747 (-49.65%) -34,186,565 (-49.66%)
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ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
LPC Dr. King Schultz
I TX_Progressive
R TurnerforCongress
R Charlton Heston [L]
AENM Angry Russian
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
D Perle Mesta
R Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson
Laf-W Craverguy
IndP 6921
J Dr. Cynic
Veg Thomas Walker
D Joseph D. Waggonner, Jr. [L]
IS Sesel
SWP Otis Gough
RC Zeus the Moose
MFL The Oncoming Storm
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Name Charles L. Sullivan Mayor J. Bracken "Brack" Lee Others C. Benton Coiner Lawrence "Lar" Daly Clennon W. King Merritt B. Curtis
PartyConstitution Conservative Independent Virginia Conservative Tax Cut Independent Afro-American Unity Constitution
Uncertified Votes18,170 (0.03%) 8,708 (0.01%) 5,032 (0.01%) 4,204 (0.01%) 1,767 (0.00%) 1,485 (0.00%) 1,401 (0.00%)
Margin-34,208,561 (-49.69%) -34,218,023 (-49.71%) -34,221,699 (-49.71%) -34,222,527 (-49.71%) -34,224,964 (-49.72%) -34,225,246 (-49.72%) -34,225,330 (-49.72%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Sep 26, 1960 08:30pm Sep 26, 1960 09:30pm Debate First Kennedy-Nixon Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 07, 1960 06:30pm Oct 07, 1960 07:30pm Debate Second Kennedy-Nixon Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 13, 1960 06:30pm Oct 13, 1960 07:30pm Debate Third Kennedy-Nixon Debate  Chronicler 
Oct 21, 1960 09:00pm Oct 21, 1960 10:00pm Debate Fourth Kennedy-Nixon Debate  Chronicler 

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09/25/1960 John Fitzgerald Kennedy TVAd Biography eng It's Kennedy Up to You  00:01:00 Mr. Matt 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 20, 2003 12:00am Analysis A Minority President: George W. Bush "lost the popular vote." So did JFK.  Article Wishful Thinking 

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