The kids come out to support South Dakota congressional hopeful George McGovern. In 1956, he was the first Democratic congressman from South Dakota since 1936. Susan McGovern is his daughter, so those might all be  McGovern kids on the tractor.

From the 1968 campaign booklet, “George McGovern, The Kind Of Man He Is,” printed during McGovern’s 1968 Senate campaign.

Via the State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society

The kids come out to support South Dakota congressional hopeful George McGovern. In 1956, he was the first Democratic congressman from South Dakota since 1936. Susan McGovern is his daughter, so those might all be McGovern kids on the tractor.

From the 1968 campaign booklet, “George McGovern, The Kind Of Man He Is,” printed during McGovern’s 1968 Senate campaign.

Via the State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society

During his run for the presidency in 1972, George McGovern’s campaign created these kids’ coloring books to emphasize McGovern’s commitment to the environment.

From the National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

In 1972, the Richard Nixon campaign, and its African-American supporters, tried to make sure George McGovern didn’t take black votes for granted.

Nixon campaign newspaper ad from the Washington Afro-American, October 24, 1972, page 4; button from the Edna Mae Phelps Political Collection, Oklahoma State University

I don’t know what kind of president I would have been, but Eleanor would have been a great first lady.
The late George McGovern about his wife, Eleanor McGovern, upon her passing in 2007. They were married for 64 years. (via talkingwithtim)

Source: wbur.org

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McGovern with liberal Minnesota Senators Walter F. Mondale and Hubert H. Humphrey, both of whom served as Vice President of the United States. While both turned down McGovern’s offers as running mates, Mondale went on to serve under Jimmy Carter and lost a forty-nine state landslide of his own against Ronald Reagan in 1984. Humphrey and McGovern remained friends despite their bitter primary battle, and were in talks to run a ticket together in 1976 before Humphrey’s terminal cancer prevented him from re-entering presidential politics.

georgemcgovern:

McGovern with liberal Minnesota Senators Walter F. Mondale and Hubert H. Humphrey, both of whom served as Vice President of the United States. While both turned down McGovern’s offers as running mates, Mondale went on to serve under Jimmy Carter and lost a forty-nine state landslide of his own against Ronald Reagan in 1984. Humphrey and McGovern remained friends despite their bitter primary battle, and were in talks to run a ticket together in 1976 before Humphrey’s terminal cancer prevented him from re-entering presidential politics.

Scenes from the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Florida

At the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida on July 10–13, 1972, South Dakota Senator George McGovern and Missouri Senator Thomas Eagleton accepted the party’s nominations for President and Vice President. (Eagleton later withdrew after it was revealed he’d been treated for depression.)

Pictured at the top, from left to right, are: Eagleton, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey (who McGovern beat to secure the nomination), McGovern and Edmund Muskie (who’d also sought the nomination).

Via the State Library and Archives of Florida / Florida Memory

A couple of young George McGovern supporters outside campaign headquarters in South Dakota in 1972.

Via Dakota Wesleyan University, McGovern Library, Archives and Special Collections.

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A couple of young George McGovern supporters outside campaign headquarters in South Dakota in 1972.

Via Dakota Wesleyan University, McGovern Library, Archives and Special Collections.

edit: Scanned by reasonsimsinglealsobutts.tumblr.com :)