Gene McCarthy to challenge LBJ for Democratic nomination 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1967)

Video: 'Vietnam: A Television History - Tet [6/11]' (McCarthy campaigns at 43:30)

(Thursday, November 30, 1967, morning EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — In a direct challenge to the renomination of President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration’s policies on the Vietnam War, U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota announced his candidacy for the 1968 Democratic Party presidential nomination today in the Senate caucus room on Capitol Hill.

McCarthy said that he would enter the presidential primaries in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oregon and California, and that he would probably declare for New Hampshire and Massachusetts as well.

Video: 'American Experience The Kennedys 2' (McCarthy campaigns at 1:10:17)

Video: '"KENNEDYS DON'T CRY" (1975)' (McCarthy campaigns at 1:13:03)

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