Who Dat? – C (Part 1)

In using illustrations of campaign buttons to accompany these political postings, we have often come across buttons whose origins have escaped us.  Thus, every now and then we’re going to post some of these unknown items, in the hope that you can identify some of them.

Here’s another selection of campaign items of candidates whose last name begins with a “C.”  Does anyone know who these folks are?

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8 Responses

  1. TJ says:

    I don’t recognize any of them, except the one 3 up on the right side looks like maybe it belongs in your “G” grouping instead of “C”. Based on the color and the small serifs, it looks more like Goldey than Coldey.

  2. Jerry Skurnik says:

    I believe the Crowley for Congress was for Walter Crowley who ran for Congress in Queens to succeed Geraldine Ferraro. He lost but bis nephew, Joe, now holds that seat.

  3. Daniel Fox says:

    Alvin C. Cast, the Indiana GOP state chairman in the ’50s, was a candidate for the GOP nomination for Lieutenant Governor at the state convention in 1960. I’d bet that’s his button in the second row.

  4. Daniel Fox says:

    Could the “Collins Attorney General” button be from the 1966 campaign of Republican Donald Collins, for Alabama AG?

  5. Daniel Fox says:

    The blue one with the Liberty Bell Says, “For Congress, George W. McCaskrin.” According to this,

    https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=782601

    he was an unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination in Illinois in 1900. He also announced a congressional candidacy in 1906, but withdrew and ran for the state legislature instead.

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/338569881/?terms=mccaskrin

  6. Daniel Fox says:

    Here’s a somewhat clearer picture of the McCaskrin button:

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/early-1900s-george-mccaskrin-s-1918464839

  7. Daniel Fox says:

    Dick Crosby was a GOP primary candidate in Illinois 16 (John Anderson’s seat) in 1980.

  8. Daniel Fox says:

    “Connley for Congress” — Rev. Phillip Connley, GOP primary, Kentucky 5, 1980.

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