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Election of 1984 (Every Man a King)

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The United States presidential election of 1984 was the 50th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984. The contest was between the incumbent President Jerry Brown, the Democratic candidate, and Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, of Tennessee, the Republican candidate.

Brown touted a strong economic recovery from Depression of 1973, massive reforms in civil rights and government effeciency, as well as the widespread perception that his presidency had overseen a revival of national confidence and prestige. Baker's only votes came from the five states that comprise the deep south. Baker did not win his home state.

Nominee Jerry Brown Howard Baker
Party Democratic Republican
Home State California Tennessee
Positions Governor of California Senator
Running Mate Walter Mondale Bob Dole
Percentage 59% 41%
Prior Candidate Jerry Brown George Bush

Previous Election: 1980

Next Election: 1988

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