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|‹ 1984 1992 › ›|
|United States Presidential Election, 1988|
|November 8, 1988|
|Nominee||Gary Hart||Jack Kemp|
|Home state||Colorado||New York|
|Running mate||John Glenn||William A. Armstrong|
|Presidential results map. Blue denotes states won by Gary/Glenn, Red denotes states won by Kemp/Armstrong.|
After Vice President Walter Huddleston refused to run in the Democratic primary, Gary Hart managed to take the lead against most opposition. After their respective national conventions, the candidates both ran attacking campaigns, however, Hart managed to capitalize on the growing economy, and stable national, and international stages.
Hart managed to win decisively in both the electoral and popular votes, as well as becoming one of the only modern Democratic presidents to be elected without winning the state of New York.