What happened to the presidential runner-ups?

Published On: Oct 17 2012 02:00:29 AM CDT

Here is a look at the careers of recent presidential runner-ups following their unsuccessful bids for the White House.

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Barry Goldwater emerged from a highly-contested Republican field to earn the party's nomination in 1964, but failed to defeat Lyndon Johnson in the general election. Goldwater returned to the Senate where he served until 1987. His leadership was crucial to the passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act in 1986 which restructured power at the Pentagon.


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