|Text on Button||RE-ELECT CLINTON & GORE IN '96 KEEP THEM IN THE OVAL OFFICE Bill Clinton Al Gore|
Red text on a white background with blue and white photographs of two men in the middle and blue text between them
|Curl Text||Paid for by The Democratic Club of Queeny Township, F.X. Miller, III Treasurer|
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This button is for the 1996 re-election campaign of U.S. President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. They faced Republicans Bob Dole and Jack Kemp, as well as Ross Perot and Pat Choate of the Reform Party. Buoyed by a recovering economy and the portrayal of Dole as a clone of unpopular House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich and one who would cut social programs, Clinton carried the election easily, 379 electoral votes to 159 for Dole and none for Perot. The popular vote tally was 49.2% for Clinton, 40.7% for Dole, and 8.4% for Perot. The 49.0% voter turnout was the lowest for a presidential election since 1924.