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The KHOU-TV Collection - Texas Republican Convention (1964)
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Supporters of Lyndon B. Johnson, the sitting president and Democratic nominee in 1964
    Stickers in favor of Harris County Chairman Bill Kilgarlin and Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas
    KHOU reporter Nick Gearhart speaks with a party staffer about what he thinks will happen during the convention
    Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, the Republican primary frontrunner, approaches the lectern
    Goldwater addresses the crowd
    Casting votes
    Gearhart speaks with George H. W. Bush about the outcome of the convention. Bush was running against incumbent Ralph Yarborough for United States Senate. Bush lost in 1964, but successfully ran for the United States House of Representatives two years later.