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|United States Presidential Election, 1972|
|November 7, 1972|
|Nominee||Nelson Rockefeller||Edmund Muskie||Benjamin Spock|
|Home state||New York||Maine||Connecticut|
|Running mate||Harold Stassen||Patsy Mink||Gloria Steinem|
The United States presidential election of 1972 saw popular incumbent Nelson Rockefeller get easily re-elected, particularly in the face of his recently ending the Korean War and the left-wing vote split by Democrat Ed Muskie and Progressive Benjamin Spock. The election is notable, however, due to the first minority on a major-party ticket (Democratic VP nominee Patsy Mink being Asian-American), as well as the first election with more than one woman in the running (Mink, as well as Progressive VP nominee Gloria Steinem).