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Barry Goldwater was a Republican Senator from Arizona most known for his alignment with the labor-union reform and anti-communism movements. He stepped down from the Senate in 1964 to run for President of the United States. Goldwater won a very difficult Republican primary while opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but Lyndon Johnson won the presidential election by a landslide. Goldwater won only six states in the general election. Goldwater fought to help stop communism from spreading throughout the globe. He was also a supporter of the conservative coalition which led to Congress passing new reform in 1957 against anti-corruption. Many of his opponents in the primary elections tried to covey Goldwater as an extremist with his conservative views, though his voting record proved to be in line with other members of the Republican party.