Former VP Nixon opens second bid for presidency 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1968)

Video: 'A Time to Begin - Nixon in New Hampshire 1968'

(Friday, February 2, 1968, afternoon EST; during the Republican Party presidential primaries, 1968) — Former Vice President Richard Nixon, displaying the confidence of a fighter on a familiar battleground, opened his campaign in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary today with a news conference in Manchester.

Nixon, who was narrowly defeated by John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election, had formally entered the race Feb. 1, 1968, issuing a written statement.

Video: 'American Experience Richard Nixon' (Nixon enters the presidential race at 1:01:01)

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