How Many Presidential Candidates Have Been From Georgia?


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As of 2015, six candidates from Georgia have run for the U.S. presidency. These candidates are William H. Crawford (1824), Thomas E. Watson (1904), William D. Upshaw (1932), Jimmy Carter (1976 and 1980), Bob Barr (2008) and Cynthia A. McKinney (2008).

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William H. Crawford was a leading candidate for the Democratic-Republican nomination in 1824 until he suffered a stroke. Despite several small party candidacies in the early 20th century and in 2008, Jimmy Carter has been the only Georgian candidate to win the nomination of a major party. Jimmy Carter won the presidency as the nominee of the Democratic Party in 1976, becoming the first U.S. president from Georgia. However, he lost his re-election bid in 1980.

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