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Jackson with Rainbow

A button from Jesse L. Jackson's 1984 campaign for President of the United States of America.

State Senator

A bumper sticker from one of Cheryl Jacques' campaigns for the Massachusetts State Senate. Jacques was elected to the State Senate in 1992, 1998, and 2000.

The Right Person

Literature from one of Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson's campaigns for the United States Senate. Dr. Jefferson, the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, ran campaigns 1982, 1990, and 1994. 

Jeghelian for U.S. Senate

A bumper sticker from Janet Jeghelian's 1994 campaign for the United States Senate.

Shocking Revelations

Literature from John G. Keefe's 1982 campaign or 1983 Special Election campaign for State Representative.

Please Consider Edward J. Kennedy, Jr.

Literature from one of Ed Kennedy's campaigns for Lowell City Council. Kennedy ran several campaigns from 1975- 1987 and 2011- 2015.

Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy

Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (1932- 2009) served 47 years in the United States Senate, from 1962 until his death in 2009.

Jim Kennedy School Committee

Literature from Jim Kennedy's 1993 campaign for Lowell School Committee.

America's Men for the '60s

A button from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson's successful 1960 campaign for President and Vice President of the United States of America.

Lowell, is it Back?

Literature from one of Robert Kennedy's campaigns for Lowell City Council. Kennedy ran several campaigns from the 1970s through 1991.

Two Reasons

Literature from John Kerry's 1984 campaign for US Senate. Senator Kerry was re-elected in 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008.

King for Governor

A sticker from Edward J. King's 1978 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

Together We are Making a Difference

Literature from Dan Leahy's 1992 campaign for the Massachusetts State Senate.

LeLacheur for Representative

A bumper sticker from one of Ed LeLacheur's campaigns for State Representative. A Lowell native, LeLacheur was first elected in 1975, was re-elected several times, and served until 1997.

Curtis LeMay for City Council

A button from one of Curtis LeMay's campaigns for Lowell City Council. LeMay was elected in 1987, then re-elected in 1989, 1991, 1993, and 2005.

Lowden State Senate 3

Literature from Sue Lowden's 1992 campaign for Nevada State Senate. Lowden served as Senator from 1992-1997.

Lowell Festival

A bumper sticker from the 1981 Lowell Festival, an arts and crafts festival that celebrated Lowell as a new National Park.

Mackey District Attorney

A bumper sticker from Joe Mackey's 1990 campaign for the District Attorney's office in the Northern District.

One Minute Quiz

Literature from Mike Maguire's 1983 campaign for Lowell City Council.

Sponsored or Supported

Literature from one of Bob Maguire's campaigns for re-election to the Lowell City Council. Maguire was elected in 1968, became Mayor in 1969, and was re-elected to the City Council several times before his last campaign in 1981.

Alphonse Marcil for Lowell School Committee

A matchbook from one of Alphonse Marcil's campaigns for the Lowell School Committee, circa 1981-1983.

Larry Martin . . .

Literature from one of Larry Martin's campaigns for Lowell City Council. Martin ran several campaigns in the 1980s and 1990s.

Bill Martin City Council

A bumper sticker from Bill Martin's 1999 campaign for the Lowell City Council.

Make it in Massachusetts

A bumper sticker for the Massachusetts tourism slogan from 1980 through 1984.

Massachusetts Democratic Delegation

A Massachusetts Democratic Delegation button from the 1980 elections.

Joe the Plumber

A bumper sticker from the 2008 Presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.

McGovern and Shriver

A button from George McGovern and Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.'s 1972 campaign for President of the United States of America.

McGovern for Governor

A bumper sticker from Pat McGovern's 1998 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

Commissioner McLaughlin

A button from one of Michael E. McLaughlin's campaigns for Middlesex County Commissioner. McLaughlin ran in 1976, 1980, and 1984, winning the position in 1980.

McMahon for City Council

A campaign ribbon from one of James F. McMahon's campaigns for Lowell City Council. McMahon ran in 1967 and 1969.

Get on Board

The front page of a pamphlet for a Newburyport Harbor Cruise during Marty Meehan's 1998 campaign for Congress.

Go With a Leader

Literature from Rita Mercier's 1998 campaign for State Representative.

Miscellaneous Memorabilia

A button featuring Norman Rockwell's "Elect Casey (Before and After)," which was the cover for The Saturday Evening Post on November 8, 1958.

Mondale for Jobs

A sticker from Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign for President of the United States of America.

Listens to You

Literature from one of Michael Moran's campaigns for State Representative. Moran ran in 1994 and 1998, however, was not elected until a Special Election in 2005.

Moran for Selectman

A button from Tom Moran's campaign for Selectman in the town of Chelmsford, MA.

Morris Selectman

A bumper sticker from Richard Morris' campaign for Tewksbury Board of Selectmen. Morris served the town from 1979- 1985.

Henry Mroz School Committee

A button from one of Henry Mroz's campaigns for Lowell School Committee. Former School Superintendant Mroz was elected to the School Committee in 1991 and re-elected in 1993.

Inauguration Day 1987

A button commemorating the day Evelyn Murphy was inaugurated as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, becoming the first woman to hold a constitutional office in the history of the Commonwealth.

Murphy for State Representative

A bumper sticker from one of Kevin Murphy's campaigns for Massachusetts State Representative, First elected in 1996, Murphy served through 2012.

Muskie!

A button from Ed Muskie's 1972 campaign for President of the United States of America.

Water Clerk

A bumper sticker from Barry Myers' campaign for Dracut Water Clerk.

People for Nangle!

Literature from David Nangle's 1998 campaign for State Representative. Nangle has been re-elected multiple times, including the 2016 election.

For Governor's Council

Literature from one of Ruth Nemzoff's campaigns for Governor's Council. Nemzoff ran in 1998 and 2000.

New Hampshire Politics

A button with an oppositional message to New Hampshire Governor Meldrim "Mel" Thomson, Jr., who served from 1973- 1979.

Lou Who?

A small button from Lou Nickinello's 1982 campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

Now More Than Ever

A button from Richard Nixon's 1972 campaign for President of the United States of America.

A Legacy of Hope

A button featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Illinois Senator Barack Obama, from Obama's 2008 campaign to become the first African-American President of the United States of America.

O'Brien State Treasurer

A bumper sticker from Shannon O'Brien's 1994 or 1998 campaign for State Treasurer. O'Brien was elected to the position in 1998.

Wants to be Your Voice

Literature from John O'Connor's 1998 campaign for the United States House of Representatives.

Re-Elect DA O'Malley

Literature from one of William C. O'Malley's campaigns for re-election as District Attorney for the Plymouth District. O'Malley was elected in 1978, then re-elected four times through 1994.

Literature from Tom O'Neill's 1982 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

An Independent Voice

Literature from Steve Panagiotakos' 1996 campaign to join the Massachusetts State Senate.

Dear Friend

Lois Pines ran for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1982, losing the Democratic Primary to John Kerry.

Vote for Tony Pini

Literature from Tony Pini's 1982 campaign for the Governor's Council. Pini ran again in 1990 and 1992.

Pollard

A bumper sticker from one of Sharon Pollard's campaigns. Pollard ran for, and was elected to, the State Senate four times between 1976 and 1982, as well as the Democratic Party State Committee Woman in the 3rd Essex District from 1988 through 1992 elections.

A Heartbeat Away

A button stating having Dan Quayle as President of the United States is a heartbeat away.

Ralph for Attorney General

A button from S. Lester Ralph's 1974 campaign for Attorney General of Massachusetts. Ralph and four other candidates lost the Democratic Primary to Francis X. Bellotti.

Let's Make America Great Again

A button from Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign for President of the United States.

Reich for Governor

A bumper sticker from Robert Reich's 2002 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

Reid Pencil

A bumper sticker from John Reid's 1983 campaign for Lowell School Committee.

Reilly for Massachusetts

A bumper sticker from Attorney General Tom Reilly's 2006 campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.

Lawyers for Richardson

Literature from Elliot L. Richardson's 1984 campaign for the US Senate. Richardson lost the Republican Primary to Raymond Shamie.

Rotondi for Lt. Governor

A button from Sam Rotondi's 1982 campaign for Lieutenant Governor.

Elect Rourke Councillor

A door hanger from one of Raymond F. Rourke's campaigns for Lowell City Council. Rourke several campaigns from 1977 through 1991.

Susan Rourke

A button from Susan Rourke's 1982 campaign for State Representative. Rourke was elected in 1982 and served in the Massachusetts Legislature until 1993.

Tim Rourke

A matchbook from Tim Rourke's 1980 campaign for State Representative.

A New Voice

Literature from Jeff Rubin's 1998 campaign for State Representative.

A New Name

Literature from John F. Ryan's first campaign for the Greater Lowell Regional Vocational School Committee. Ryan ran successful campaigns in 1983, 1987, and 1991.