Your Stake in the U.S. Senate - Will Wilson Campaign Ad (1961)
Gordon Wilkison
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1961  |
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    After Lyndon Baines Johnson was elected Vice President in 1960, a special election was called to fill his newly vacant seat in the Senate. Because it was a special election, anyone residing in the district who paid the appropriate filing fee could be listed on the ballot. As a result, 71 names were posted, including Texas' first African-American and female candidates. Wilson ultimately lost to Republican John Tower, the first Republican from Texas elected to the Senate since Reconstruction.
    "Every Texan shares in the currency flow which the petroleum industry brings into the state."
    "As a Texan, you have a stake in the U.S. Senate . . . Let Will Wilson drive it home for you."