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Ted Kennedy: 1980 Democratic Primary Campagin

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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (1932-2009) was an American politician and lawyer who served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts. Kennedy finally decided to seek the Democratic nomination in the 1980 Presidential Election by launching an unusual, insurgent campaign against the incumbent Carter, a member of his own party. On the penultimate day, Kennedy conceded the nomination and called for a more liberal party platform in what many saw as the best speech of his career.

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Ted Kennedy

National Museum of American History

Portrait for Campaign Fundraiser

National Portrait Gallery

Ted Kennedy

National Museum of American History

Ted Kennedy

National Museum of American History

Ted Kennedy

National Museum of American History

Ted Kennedy

National Museum of American History

Ted Kennedy

National Museum of American History

Ted Kennedy

National Portrait Gallery