While the colors red, white and blue have been used on campaign buttons for over a 100 years, Jimmy Carter campaign buttons are known for their distinctive green and white coloring. The green coloring was used on the campaign's buttons, posters, bumper stickers and pamphlets to reinforce Carter's heritage as a peanut farmer.
Little known outside his home state, Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter declared that he was running for President of the United States on December 12, 1974.
Campaigning tirelessly through the state of Iowa, Carter stunned the political establishment when on January 16, 1976 he won the Iowa Caucuses. Carter soon followed that with a win in the all important New Hampshire presidential primary on February 24, 1976. So began a steady series of primary wins which by June of that year would insure Carter’s nomination for President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention held in New York City in July of 1976.
Strongly emphasizing his rural roots and Washington outsider status, the Carter campaign after adding Walter Mondale as vice presidential running mate continued to use green and white coloring on all presidential campaign items.
During the fall campaign, Carter would debate then President Gerald in four television debates. The key debate would be the second one on October 6, 1976 when President Ford stated that "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe."
This gaffe would follow Ford through the rest of the campaign and conclude with Jimmy Carter being elected the 39th President of the United States on November 2, 1976.
After four tumultuous years, President Carter would continue with his signature green and white colors for his 1980 re-election campaign.
However due to a combination of high interest rates , high inflation and a protracted hostage situation at the U.S. Embassy in Iran, the green and white colored Jimmy Carter campaign buttons not longer held the magic they once did.On November 4, 1980 President Carter lost his bid for re-election, and Ronald Reagan was elected the 40th President of the United States.
Carter marked a milestone on September 8, 2012 when he surpassed Herbert Hoover for the longest ex-presidency at 11,544 days and counting.
November 13, 2013 – A new poll out today shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tied in a head to head race for the White House in 2016. Clinton has the support of 42% of those polled to 43% for Christie.
When compared to other potential Republican opponents, Mrs. Clinton leads U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky by 49 to 40 percent , U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas 51 to 36 percent and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin 49 to 40 percent.
Christie , who cruised to a landslide re-election victory last week in New Jersey, leads Mrs. Clinton by 48 to 32 percent among independent voters.
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November 10, 2013 - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on four Sunday morning talk shows today in the wake of his landslide re-election victory this past Tuesday. Christie said the key to his victory was his willingness to go to areas that normally do not vote for Republicans. In particular , he mentioned his visit to Irvington , New Jersey where four years ago he received only 4.7% of the vote. Governor Christie said that "the lesson is to show up. You can't just show up to groups that don't usually vote for you six months before an election. You go there, you listen, you present your views, and that's how you build it."
Christie deflected criticism that has come his way since his re-election that he is not a conservative but a moderate. "I don't get into these labels," the Governor said. "That's the Washington D.C. game, and what all those men and women down there play. Judge me by my record. That I'm very , very comfortable with."
November 6, 2013 - Georgia State Senator Jason Carter ,the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, announced today that he is running for Governor. Carter , 38, should he win the Democratic nomination would then challenge the current Republican Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal. Carter's grandfather had a similar political path, as President Carter was first elected a State Senator in Georgia before becoming Governor in 1970. Jimmy Carter then stunned the political world when despite not being well known he won the Democratic Party Presidential nomination in 1976. In November of 1976, Jimmy Carter defeated President Gerald Ford. Carter lost his 1980 re-election bid to Ronald Reagan.