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The Three Wills - Will Wilson Campaign Ads (1960)
Gordon Wilkison
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1960
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English
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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.
    Wilson's WWII service