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  •  LBJ did not run for re-election in 1968. He (0+ / 0-)

    withdrew in March.  President Bush in 1992 didn't have much of a primary since he won every primary contest easily.  I don't think there are many examples and certainly no recent ones to illustrate your point.  There are usually other factors in the general election that are more important that whether someone faced a primary opponent.

    •  Yes there area (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, NMLib

      Carter and Bush both had primary challenges. The other party won the White House. And yes LBJ dropped out, but Nixon went onto win that election. I would say that 1976, 1980, and 1992, when each of those presidents faced primary challenges and lost the general election, prove my point.

      A primary challenge to Obama all but guarantees a GOP victory.

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