|Object Name||Button, Political|
|Dimensions||H-0.8 W-0.8 inches|
|Description||This is a small lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The front of the button has red, white, and blue horizontal stripes with white and blue text. The white text on the red stripE reads "WE WANT" and the blue text on the white stripe reads "WILLKIE". There are three union labels and and manufacturer inscription for the "BREENDUCK CO. CHICAGO" in blue on the button back.|
|Notes||In 1940 Willkie was nominated by the Republican party to run for the presidency against Roosevelt, who had aroused great opposition by seeking a third term. Willkie's running mate was Charles Linza McNary, senator from Oregon and Senate minority leader after 1932. Despite a vigorous campaign and a popular vote of 22,321,018, Willkie was defeated.|
|Collection||Drexell R. Davis Collection|
Green Duck Co.
Willkie, Wendell L.
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|