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Who ran against JFK for president?

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Richard M. Nixon ran against John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. President Kennedy won by a very slim margin, receiving 34,226,731 popular votes versus Nixon’s 34,108,157 votes and 303 electoral votes versus Nixon’s 219 votes. Harry F. Byrd did not run but received 15 electoral votes.

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Who ran against JFK for president?
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Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Stuart Symington and Senator Hubert Humphrey are a few of the candidates who ran against President Kennedy in the 1960 Democratic presidential primary. Some Republicans believed Kennedy benefited from voter fraud in Illinois and Texas — his vice-presidential candidate’s home state. After President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th president with Hubert Humphrey serving as vice president.

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