Why was Richard Nixon Called Tricky Dick?

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The nickname 'Tricky Dick' came about after a Democratic Party ran an ad saying 'Look at 'Tricky Dick' Nixons Republican record.' Dick is a common nickname for Richard. Tricky because the Democrats felt Nixon was sneaky in his dealings. You can find more information here: en.wikipedia.org
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Richard Nixon got the nickname 'Tricky Dick' from a female opponent for a United States Senate seat. Helen Douglas, his opponent, gave him this name in 1950. He was given the name because he would do whatever he had to do in order to win the election. They were known after that as Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady. Nixon gave her the name 'Pink Lady', because of her feminist values. You can find more information here: www.reference.com
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