Blue-tinted photographs of the heads of Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie on a white background. Illustration of a braying donkey's head inside a circle is above them. Portions of the outer edge of button are red with white text, and white with blue text.
After Lyndon B. Johnson decided not to run for re-election in 1968, Hubert Humphrey launched his campaign and secured the Democratic Party's nomination for president. His running mate was Maine Senator Edmund Muskie. The assassinations of Robert Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. combined with increased opposition to the Vietnam War were harmful to the Humphrey/Muskie ticket, and they ultimately lost to Richard Nixon in the general election.
After the 1968 election, Humphrey taught at Macalester College and University of Minnesota before returning to the Senate in 1976, where he remained until his death in 1978. Muskie was a candidate for the Democratic presidential primaries in 1972 and returned to the Senate in 1974 before serving as Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter from 1980 to 1981.
Brenes, M. (2018, March 23). The tragedy of Hubert Humphrey. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/opinion/vietnam-hubert-humphrey.html