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Senator Howard Cannon - Part 2

Howard CannonA journey through Nevada politics took Howard Cannon from Las Vegas City Attorney to the U.S. Senate.

Cannon barely beat out his adversary in the primary and then the two-term Republican incumbent easily.

His efforts while on several committees not only helped benefit Nevada, but created many ties that would help in his reelection bid of 1964.

Despite his initial popularity, the campaign ended up being rougher than expected and Cannon barely won by eighty-four votes. It helped that Cannon cast a key vote in the fight to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which did not go unappreciated.

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