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In 1976 the Democratic Party chose Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale as the Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees of the party. Carter had a significant crowd to beat in the primaries including:

Jerry Brown, the once and again Governor of California,

Terry Sanford, former Governor of North Carolina (now resting in the cellar of the Duke Chapel on the Duke campus,) Sargent Shriver, the former United States Ambassador to France from Maryland and Kennedy relation, Morris "Mo" Udall, the United States Representative from Arizona, Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, the United States Senator from Washington, Frank Church, the United States Senator from Idaho, Robert Byrd, the United States Senator from West Virginia, Fred R. Harris, the former United States Senator from Oklahoma, Birch Bayh, the United States Senator from Indiana, Lloyd Bentsen, the United States Senator from Texas, and George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama

The Republicans chose Gerald Ford (who had ascended to the Presidency after the resignation of Richard Nixon.) and Bob Dole. Ford beat Ronald Reagan in the primaries.

Carter won and was plagued by the Cartel oil embargo and the attack on the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran. If Ford had won it would probably be Ford who would have been blessed with these events.

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Shirley Chilsom. She was the first black woman to do so.

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George McGovern

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