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Bush Lugar McIntosh

Bush Lugar McIntosh Political Button Museum
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Illustrated silhouette of an elephant with red, white, blue stripes and white stars superimposed over an outlined shape of the state of Indiana.  Red and blue text on a light blue background.

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In the 2000 elections, the Indiana Republican Party nominated George W. Bush for President, Richard Lugar for Senator, and David McIntosh for Governor. At the time, Bush was serving as the 46th Governor of Texas. It was his first presidential run and he won the election against the Democratic Party candidate, and then Vice President of the United States, Al Gore.

Richard Lugar was already serving as Indiana Senator at the time of his campaign. Lugar’s first campaign for United States Senate was in 1974 but he was defeated by Democrat Birch Bayh. He was successful during his second try in 1976 and was consecutively reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, and 2006. Lugar served as Senator from 1977 – 2013. Previously, Lugar had ran for Republican party nomination for President in 1996 but was unsuccessful.

David McIntosh was a member of the Unites States House of Representatives during his campaign. He lost the gubernatorial election to the Democratic candidate Frank O’Bannon, 57 percent to 42 percent.

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