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Gore/Harkin   -3 (60%)
Powell/Wilson   -2 (40%)
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Author Topic: Gore/Harkin vs. Powell/Wilson-1996  (Read 510 times)
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« on: January 13, 2008, 09:49:25 pm »
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Bill Clinton, because of sudden health problems, scandals, and a strong republican take over of the congress in 1994, declines to run for reelection in 1996.

Al Gore runs for the nomination, after being endorsed by Clinton, and wins the democratic nomination. Gore selects Tom Harkin of Iowa as his running mate.

On the republican side, Colin Powell runs for the GOP nomination and he selects Pete Wilson as his running mate.

There is no independent candidacy.

Which ticket would win? Discuss with maps.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 10:02:18 pm »
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The idea that Clinton would not run because of scandals and the Republican Revolution are absurd and hackish.  Gore would win narrowly, 286-252
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 10:31:08 pm »
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The right-wing, which has just had a glory day in 1994, would never allow a Powell/Wilson ticket to run without a challenge. Pat Buchanan and Alan Keyes run as the nominees of the U.S. Taxpayer Party, crippling Powell in many states he may have won. The idea that there is no  independent candidacy is ludicrous. I can assure you Buchanan would never allow Powell, a liberal easterner, to run away with the Republican Party and then win the Oval Office.



Gore/Harkin (D): 363 EV; 48.6% of the PV
Powell/Wilson (R): 175 EV; 39.1% of the PV
Buchanan/Keyes (UTP): 0 EV; 12.3% of the PV

In Iowa. Representative Jim Lighthorse Campbell is elected to the Senate while Leonard Boswell, a Democrat, picks up Campbell’s house seat. 
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