Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
John Anderson - Unity Party

Anderson Lucey Campaign brochures


Read More About It

"Diary of a Dark Horse: The 1980 Anderson Presidential Campaign" by Mark Bisnow

"Lucey joins Anderson; Wisconsin Dems don't," Wisconsin State Journal, August 26, 1980

"It's for real: Anderson taps Lucey," by John Patrick Hunter, The Capital Times, August 25, 1980


Vocabulary:

independent
candidate
running mate


Interesting Fact:

The fact that Anderson was a Republican and Lucey a Democrat made them a political odd couple.


Study Questions:

  • Why did Anderson pick Lucey for his running mate?
  • What were the election results in November 1980?
  • What job was Lucey doing when he was picked by Anderson?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Patrick Lucey:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on August 25:

    1916: The National Park Service is established.



  • August 25

    August 25, 1980: John Anderson, Independent candidate for U.S. President, selected as his running mate former Wisconsin Governor Patrick J. Lucey.


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