1964 Senate

President Kennedy has been assassinated. The Senate Republicans after a huge blowout in 1958 have been in 1960 and 1962 just keeping parity and trying to avoid becoming irrelevant. Senator Dirksen’s Republicans had nominated and targeted in a number of seats popular Republican candidates. Then Senator Goldwater’s far right candidacy allows him to be nominated for President. Now it’s a race to avoid losing what Senate seats are up and hopefully gain just a few more if it falls just right. Meanwhile, President Johnson wants as many seats available to enact his GREAT SOCIETY program. It begins with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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