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Mr. Raccoon and His Friends

Mr Raccoon and His Friends In Eugene McCarthy was elected to the U S House of Representatives where he served five terms He was the first congressman to publicly challenge the vicious antiCommunist attacks of Senator Jose

  • Title: Mr. Raccoon and His Friends
  • Author: Eugene J. McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780905778044
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1948 Eugene McCarthy was elected to the U.S House of Representatives, where he served five terms He was the first congressman to publicly challenge the vicious antiCommunist attacks of Senator Joseph McCarthy and was instrumental in the creation of the Democratic Study Group, which set forth a liberal program of action for the Democratic Party McCarthy was a member oIn 1948 Eugene McCarthy was elected to the U.S House of Representatives, where he served five terms He was the first congressman to publicly challenge the vicious antiCommunist attacks of Senator Joseph McCarthy and was instrumental in the creation of the Democratic Study Group, which set forth a liberal program of action for the Democratic Party McCarthy was a member of the famed Class of 1958, one of 13 liberal Democrats who defeated incumbent Republicans in that year He ran against President Lyndon Johnson in the 1969 election as an antiwar candidate, and his campaign mobilized thousands of young people across the nation, changing the face of presidential campaigns, and the Democratic Party forever.

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    1. Eugene J. McCarthy

      Eugene Joseph Gene McCarthy was an American politician, poet a long time member of the Congress from Minnesota He served in the House from 1949 to 1959 the Senate from 1959 to 1971 In the 1968 presidential election, McCarthy was the first candidate to challenge incumbent Lyndon B Johnson for the Democratic nomination for president, running on an anti Vietnam War platform The unexpected vote total he achieved in the New Hampshire primary led Johnson to withdraw from the race lured Robert F Kennedy into the contest He would unsuccessfully seek the presidency five times altogether.

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