1968 Republican Party presidential primaries

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Republican Party presidential primaries, 1968

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  Richard Nixon, official bw photo, head and shoulders.jpg Walter Knott and Ronald Reagan, 1969 (cropped).jpg
Candidate Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan
Home state California California
Contests won 10 1
Popular vote 1,679,443 1,696,632
Percentage 37.5% 37.9%

  Jim Rhodes in Bettsville, Ohio October 15, 1981.jpg NelsonRockefeller.png
Candidate Jim Rhodes Nelson Rockefeller
Home state Ohio New York
Contests won 1 1
Popular vote 614,492 164,340
Percentage 13.7% 3.7%

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Gold denotes a state won by Richard Nixon. Blue denotes a state won by Nelson Rockefeller. Green denotes a state won by James A. Rhodes. Purple denotes a state won by Ronald Reagan. Grey denotes a state that did not hold a primary.

Previous Republican nominee

Barry Goldwater

Republican nominee

Richard Nixon

The 1968 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1968 U.S. presidential election.

Former Vice President Richard Nixon was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses which happened in the 1968 Republican National Convention. It was held from August 5 to August 8, 1968, in Miami, Florida.

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