The presidential campaigns come to Florida!

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18 Oct 1960

The presidential campaigns came to Florida with Vice President Richard M. Nixon visiting St. Petersburg and Senator John F. Kennedy visiting Tampa. Although Senator Kennedy was the eventual winner, Vice President Nixon carried Florida and its 10 electoral votes. With over 1.5 million Floridians voting, Nixon won the state with a little more than 46,000 votes, or 51.5%.


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