Button, John Anderson, 1980


In 1980, Representative John Anderson of Illinois participated in 20 Republican primaries, finishing second in several, before declaring himself an independent candidate for president. Anderson’s National Unity Campaign polled well in the summer (reaching a high of 26%) and he qualified for the ballot in all 50 states. His support declined by November but Anderson’s final total of 6.6% of the popular vote places him seventh on the all-time list of third-party candidates.

Date Made: 1980

Associated Person: Anderson, John B.

See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Robert E. Matthews, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0691.06Accession Number: 1980.0691Catalog Number: 1980.0691.06

Object Name: Button

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-590f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_522513

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