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Robert Scott, Democrat, governor, 1969-1973
Robert Scott, Democrat, governor, 1969-1973
Charles Jonas, Republican, U.S. House of Representatives, 1953-1973
Charles Jonas, Republican, U.S. House of Representatives, 1953-1973
Jesse Helms, Republican, U.S. Senate, 1973-2003
Jesse Helms, Republican, U.S. Senate, 1973-2003
William Kitchin, Democrat, governor, 1909-1913
William Kitchin, Democrat, governor, 1909-1913
Jim Martin, Republican, governor, 1985-1993
Jim Martin, Republican, governor, 1985-1993
Daniel Lindsay Russell, Republican, governor, 1897-1901.  This is not a campaign button, but a premium or souvenir button.
Daniel Lindsay Russell, Republican, governor, 1897-1901. This is not a campaign button, but a premium or souvenir button.
Cass Ballenger, Republican, U.S. House of Representatives, 1986-2005
Reginald Hawkins, Democrat, candidate for governor 1968 and 1972
Reginald Hawkins, Democrat, candidate for governor 1968 and 1972
B. Everett Jordan, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1958-1973
B. Everett Jordan, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1958-1973 [button probably made from a 1966 campaign sticker]
Furnifold Simmons, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1901-1931
Furnifold Simmons, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1901-1931
William Umstead, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1946-1948
William Umstead, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1946-1948
Erskine Bowles, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 2002 and 2004
Erskine Bowles, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 2002 and 2004
Terry Sanford, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1986-1993
Terry Sanford, Democrat, candidate for Democratic nomination for president, 1972
Luther Hodges, Democrat, governor 1954-1961
Luther Hodges, Democrat, governor 1954-1961
Coattail for Democrats:  President (Bill Clinton), Vice President (Al Gore), Senate (Terry Sanford), and Governor Jim Hunt
Coattail for Democrats: President (Bill Clinton), Vice President (Al Gore), Senate (Terry Sanford), and Governor Jim Hunt
Harvey Gantt, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1990 and 1996
Harvey Gantt, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1990 and 1996
Alton Lennon, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1953-1954, candidate for U.S. Senate in 1954
Alton Lennon, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1953-1954, candidate for U.S. Senate in 1954
John Edwards, Democrat, candidate for president, 2004
John Edwards, Democrat, candidate for president, 2004
Robert Morgan, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1975-1981, candidate for U.S. Senate in 1980
Robert Morgan, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1975-1981, candidate for U.S. Senate in 1980
Lauch Faircloth, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1984
Lauch Faircloth, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1984
Nick Galifianakis, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-1973
Nick Galifianakis, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-1973
Nick Galifianakis, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-1973
Nick Galifianakis, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-1973
Angus McLean, Democrat, governor, 1925-1929
Angus McLean, Democrat, governor, 1925-1929
Richardson Preyer, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1964
Richardson Preyer, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1964
Coattail for Republicans: President (George Bush), Senate (Lauch Faircloth), and Governor (Jim Gardner), 1992
Coattail for Republicans: President (George Bush), Senate (Lauch Faircloth), and Governor (Jim Gardner), 1992
Jim Gardner, Republican, lieutenant governor, 1989-1993
Jim Gardner, Republican, lieutenant governor, 1989-1993
Jesse Helms, Republican, U.S. Senate, 1973-2003.  This button is from 1976, when Helms’s supporters pushed his candidacy as Gerald Ford’s running mate.
Jesse Helms, Republican, U.S. Senate, 1973-2003. This button is from 1976, when Helms’s supporters pushed his candidacy as Gerald Ford’s running mate.
Rufus Edmisten, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1984
Rufus Edmisten, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1984
J. Melville Broughton, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1948-1949
J. Melville Broughton, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1948-1949
Julian S. Carr, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1900
Julian S. Carr, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1900
Jim Hunt, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1984
Jim Hunt, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1984
Dick Hackett, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1907-1909
Dick Hackett, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1907-1909
James C. “Jimmy” Green, Democrat, lieutenant governor, 1977-1985
James C. “Jimmy” Green, Democrat, lieutenant governor, 1977-1985
Howard Lee, Democrat, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 1972
Howard Lee, Democrat, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 1972
Wilbur Hobby, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1972
Wilbur Hobby, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1972
Jim Broyhill, Republican, U.S. House of Representatives, 1963-1986
Jim Broyhill, Republican, U.S. House of Representatives, 1963-1986
Josiah Bailey, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1931-1946
Josiah Bailey, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1931-1946
Thomas W. Bickett, Democrat, governor, 1917-1921
Thomas W. Bickett, Democrat, governor, 1917-1921
Jeter C. Pritchard, Republican, U.S. Senate, 1895-1903
Jeter C. Pritchard, Republican, U.S. Senate, 1895-1903
O. Max Gardner, Democrat, governor, 1929-1933, candidate for governor in 1920
O. Max Gardner, Democrat, governor, 1929-1933, candidate for governor in 1920
Elizabeth Dole, Republican, candidate for Republican nomination for president, 2008
Elizabeth Dole, Republican, candidate for Republican nomination for president, 2008
Robert Reynolds, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1933-1945
Robert Reynolds, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1933-1945
W. Kerr Scott, Democrat, governor, 1949-1953
W. Kerr Scott, Democrat, governor, 1949-1953
Clyde Hoey, Democrat, governor, 1937-1941
Clyde Hoey, Democrat, governor, 1937-1941
Hargrove “Skipper” Bowles, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1972
Hargrove “Skipper” Bowles, Democrat, candidate for governor, 1972
Dan Moore, Democrat, governor, 1965-1969
Dan Moore, Democrat, governor, 1965-1969
Eva Clayton, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2003
Eva Clayton, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2003
Frank Porter Graham, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1950
Frank Porter Graham, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1950
Sam Ervin, Democrat, U.S. Senate 1954-1974, chair of the Senate Watergate Committee
Sam Ervin, Democrat, U.S. Senate 1954-1974, chair of the Senate Watergate Committee
Royce “Bo” Thomas, Democrat, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 1976 and 1978
Royce “Bo” Thomas, Democrat, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 1976 and 1978
Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr., Democrat, candidate for governor, 1972
Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr., Democrat, candidate for governor, 1972
Tim Valentine, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-1995
Tim Valentine, Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-1995
Cameron Morrison, Democrat, governor, 1921-1925
Cameron Morrison, Democrat, governor, 1921-1925
Barbara Howe, Libertarian, candidate for governor, 2000 and 2004
Barbara Howe, Libertarian, candidate for governor, 2000 and 2004
Bob Jordan, Democrat, lieutenant governor, 1985-1989, candidate for governor, 1988
Bob Jordan, Democrat, lieutenant governor, 1985-1989, candidate for governor, 1988
John Ingram, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1978
John Ingram, Democrat, candidate for U.S. Senate, 1978
Willis Smith, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1950-1953
Willis Smith, Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1950-1953
John Parker, Republican, candidate for governor, 1920
John Parker, Republican, candidate for governor, 1920