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THE LIFE
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The Senator

The Vice President

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The Nixon Family

In 1950, he defeated Democratic Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas to win California's vacant Senate seat by more than half a million votes. The campaign was fierce: Nixon, who thought the former actress was too sympathetic to left-wing causes, said Douglas was "pink right down to her underwear;" in response, Douglas labeled Nixon "Tricky Dick." As senator, Nixon criticized President Harry S Truman's handling of the Korean War and gave speeches across the nation warning of the threat of global Communism.

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