Ted Kennedy Campaign Buttons.Welcome to Senator Ted Kennedy campaign buttons section on campaignbuttons-etc Displayed here are the campaign buttons of Senator Ted Kennedy. In November of 1979 Kennedy announced that he would challenge President Jimmy Carter for the 1980 Democratic Party Presidential nomination. The campaign at first did not go well, but after winning the New York Presidential Primary in March, Kennedy began to have some success. However it was to late in the primary season , and Carter was able to win enough delegates to secure the nomination. A large variety of Ted Kennedy campaign buttons were produced in 1980, some of which are shown here. Also available are Kennedy campaign buttons for his U.S. Senate races.