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The year is 1976. Fill out yer paperwork

America is in it's bicentennial bash. Can you be this generation's heroes?

*76 (leave this in so I can find applications)

Name:

State:

Party:

Senator being replaced (1 or 2)

Platform:

Background:

 

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14 hours ago, LokiLoki22 said:

The year is 1998. Fill out yer paperwork

*78 (leave this in so I can find applications)

Name:

State:

Party:

Senator being replaced (1 or 2)

Platform:

Background:

 

Name: Don Girth

State: Mississippi

Party:  Democrat (Dixiecrat/American Independent)

Replacing: John C. Stennis (I primaried on a stronger conservative platform in 1964 with the Goldwater wave in the Deep South)

Platform: Radical Fiery Tea Party, Rather similar to previous characters I've played. Southern Democrat, so Anti-Taxes, Radically Anti-Communism, Economically Conservative, Fiscally more moderate, however, but Extremely Socially Conservative.

BackgroundBorn April 24th, 1921 (55 years old) WWII vet turned Minister. Fiery Southern Preacher from 1943-1952 in a Baptist Megachurch in Jackson. Elected Mayor of Jackson in 1952, Elected Mississippi State Senator in 1956, Elected Governor in 1960, Elected to the United States Senate in 1964, leader of the Southern Wing.

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A pre 1960's Dem in 1998, you are one of the last of your kind. Most have crossed to Republicanism or left politics. You are truly going to be a blast from the past, be careful not to PO party bosses too much, as every election will be competitive for you, being from a heavily red state, with your electoral future looking bleak, your well known name keeps you around (You have been a senator for 20 years) @Reagan04

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1 minute ago, LokiLoki22 said:

A pre 1960's Dem in 1998, you are one of the last of your kind. Most have crossed to Republicanism or left politics. You are truly going to be a blast from the past, be careful not to PO party bosses too much, as every election will be competitive for you, being from a heavily red state, with your electoral future looking bleak, your well known name keeps you around (You have been a senator for 20 years) @Reagan04

Wait wat, I thought it was 1978, lol. Uhhh, I may have to change some things around, Edit incoming.

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Just now, Reagan04 said:

Wait wat, I thought it was 1978, lol. Uhhh, I may have to change some things around, Edit incoming.

Snort, I can change it. I like 76 actually. Imma change it.

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1 minute ago, LokiLoki22 said:

Snort, I can change it. I like 76 actually. Imma change it.

Ok, do you plan on going to modern day? yeah, I might still change some things like entering politics earlier.

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Just now, Reagan04 said:

Ok, do you plan on going to modern day? yeah, I might still change some things like entering politics earlier.

I intend on going to modern day and see how Carter's reign changes with our guidance. maybe we can fix him.

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10 minutes ago, LokiLoki22 said:

Snort, I can change it. I like 76 actually. Imma change it.

I can imagine you snorting at that, changes made nevertheless.

8 minutes ago, LokiLoki22 said:

I intend on going to modern day and see how Carter's reign changes with our guidance. maybe we can fix him.

Ooh fun, myself being a Southern Democrat this is gonna get interesting.

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Name: Simon Benjamin Sledge 

State: Pennslyvania

Party: Democratic

Senator being replaced (1 or 2): Hugh Scott (retiring), Defeated Heinz in the general

Platform: Moderate, Socially Liberal (To an extent). Pro Union owing to his father being a Union Member at a steel plant.

Background: Born in 1934 (age 42) A Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, and the son of a steel worker. he ran for and won a state level seat in 1960 at age 30, securing a House seat in the 1968 elections. He succumbed to pressures to run against Hugh Scott in 1975, before he announced his retirement. Defeated Heinz in a Pittsburgh fight that soon took on classist undertones, as Sledge is the son of a Steel Worker, while Heinz was old money. He rode his anyman appeal all the way to the election, where he won by 1%, crucially, central Pittsburgh, Philly, and Erie all went his way, while he didn't have name recognition like Heinz did in the countryside. Steel Towns like Allentown, Bethany and Pittsburgh were givens for him, and crucial for his election.

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50 minutes ago, LokiLoki22 said:

*76 (leave this in so I can find applications)

Name: Simon Benjamin Sledge 

State: Pennslyvania

Party: Democratic

Senator being replaced (1 or 2): Hugh Scott (retiring), Defeated Heinz in the general

Platform: Moderate, Socially Liberal (To an extent). Pro Union owing to his father being a Union Member at a steel plant.

Background: Born in 1934 (age 42) A Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, and the son of a steel worker. he ran for and won a state level seat in 1960 at age 30, securing a House seat in the 1968 elections. He succumbed to pressures to run against Hugh Scott in 1975, before he announced his retirement. Defeated Heinz in a Pittsburgh fight that soon took on classist undertones, as Sledge is the son of a Steel Worker, while Heinz was old money. He rode his anyman appeal all the way to the election, where he won by 1%, crucially, central Pittsburgh, Philly, and Erie all went his way, while he didn't have name recognition like Heinz did in the countryside. Steel Towns like Allentown, Bethany and Pittsburgh were givens for him, and crucial for his election.

Im actually psyched to be in the same Caucus with you, this'll be fun my fellow Democrat.

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(tired of playing as Democrats, want to see how I'll do across the aisle)

Name: David Siegle

State: New York

Party: Republican

Senator being replaced: Charles Goodel. Barely beating James Buckley in 1970 (36%,35.4%). 

Platform: Pro ERA. Pro EPA. Staunch anti- communist. Socially liberal, moderate on economic issues ( pro union, yet believes in private Enterprise overseas and want to expand our ability to trade through lower tariffs). 

Born 1923(age 53), a graduate of Columbia University, and a Korea War vet. A member of the New York City council from 1952-57. New York AG 57-66. US Congressman man 66-68. Currently junior Senator 68-76. One of the last remaining liberal Republicans, Seigle believes that this wing can either "die with dignity, or fight to reclaim the party" from moving too far to the right. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Seigle saw first hand of the corruption of the Democratic machine, vowed to combat corruption. Despite being Jewish, Seigle is viewed as an equal in a party synonymous with WASPs. As the election of 76 comes to a close, Seigle - a draft Rockefeller supporter- decided to reluctantly back Ford; fearing that a southerner could undo the recent legislations regarding civil rights.

 

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Name: John Burl

State: Texas

Party:Democratic

Senator being replaced (1 or 2): John Tower

Platform: Johnson-Influenced Democrat

Background: Born in 1919 (59), Burl was born to a small farming family in rural Texas, and entered the draft during The Second World War. With local fame and notoriety, Burl became the Democrat nominee for a state representative position, which he served in until his election to Lieutenant Governor under Daniel Price in 1956. 
After Sen. John F. Kennedy and Sen. Johnson became President and Vice President, Johnson's Senate seat was wide open for the special election. Johnson named his preferred successor as Burl (Who at the time was serving as LG until pressured to run by Johnson) which lead to the primary victory over WIlliam A. Blakely and narrow victory over John Tower in the runoff election. 
Burl has served in former president Johnson's seat since the special election, and has remained incredibly popular in the state with a growing influence in the U.S. Senate. He heavily supported eventual Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter during the 1976 Democratic Primary. 

NOTE: If needed, I can change this character to a Republican non affiliated with Johnson who won the Republican primary of the special in light of Tower's loss to Johnson if there are few Republican apps. I would probably shift further right on economic issues and be more pro-war if this is the case. 

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Name: Franklin Fischer

State: Maryland

Party: Democratic

Senator being replaced (1 or 2): Charles Matthias Jr., I beat him in the general in '74 after beating Mikulski in the primary

Platform: Socially liberal, fiscally centrist; programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc. are great but fiscal responsibility is also important

Background: Born December 22, 1941, Franklin Fischer was elected among a fierce anti-Watergate, anti-Vietnam, pro-youth wave in Congress. After graduating from University of Maryland College Park with a Master's in Political Science and a Bachelor's in psychology, Fischer was elected to the State Senate in 1966, and then the US House of Representatives in 1970, representing MD-2. He has a wife, Margaret, an accomplished defense attorney who may have her sights set on political office herself. They have one child, John.

(Franklin is Vice President Bruce Fischer [2017-] grandfather)

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6 hours ago, CalebsParadox said:

*76 (leave this in so I can find applications)

Name: John Burl

State: Texas

Party:Democratic

Senator being replaced (1 or 2): John Tower

Platform: Johnson-Influenced Democrat

Background: Born in 1919 (59), Burl was born to a small farming family in rural Texas, and entered the draft during The Second World War. With local fame and notoriety, Burl became the Democrat nominee for a state representative position, which he served in until his election to Lieutenant Governor under Daniel Price in 1956. 
After Sen. John F. Kennedy and Sen. Johnson became President and Vice President, Johnson's Senate seat was wide open for the special election. Johnson named his preferred successor as Burl (Who at the time was serving as LG until pressured to run by Johnson) which lead to the primary victory over WIlliam A. Blakely and narrow victory over John Tower in the runoff election. 
Burl has served in former president Johnson's seat since the special election, and has remained incredibly popular in the state with a growing influence in the U.S. Senate. He heavily supported eventual Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter during the 1976 Democratic Primary. 

NOTE: If needed, I can change this character to a Republican non affiliated with Johnson who won the Republican primary of the special in light of Tower's loss to Johnson if there are few Republican apps. I would probably shift further right on economic issues and be more pro-war if this is the case. 

If you stay as a Democrat, how did you vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965? Only one southern Democrat voted yes for those bills, a Texan named Ralph Yarborough.

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Name: Vernon Davis

State: Mississippi

Party: Segregationist Party

Senator being replaced (1 or 2): Class 2, was appointed as the successor by James Eastland

Platform: Segregation

Background: Anglo-saxon Southern Baptist aristocrat

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13 hours ago, LokiLoki22 said:

The year is 1976. Fill out yer paperwork

America is in it's bicentennial bash. Can you be this generation's heroes?

*76 (leave this in so I can find applications)

Name:

State:

Party:

Senator being replaced (1 or 2)

Platform:

Background:

 

Name: Jacob Masters

State: Nevada

Party: Democrat

Senator being replaced: Paul Laxalt

Platform: Socially liberal, fiscal conservative, advocate for conservationism in Nevada and for the EPA. 

Background: The 38 year old mayor of Las Vegas, Masters won a stunning upset in 1974 against Harry Reid for the Democratic nomination. His campaign focused on Vegas's balanced budget and favorable conditions for casino owners and employees which lead to continued population growth. He developed a reputation of being sharp elbowed to his own party in the primary, bucking the Lieutenant Governor's coronation as the Democratic candidate. In the general, he painted Laxalt as partisan, tying him to Nixon, and pushing for new leadership after Senator Bible's 20 years serving as a Republican in the Senate. When Senator Bible resigned, Masters attacked the decision as usurping the right of the voters to choose their representative under the 17th Amendment. In November, Masters won by under 2,000 votes. 

He was succeeded as mayor by his political ally, Jean Russet, who won re-election in 1975, leading some Republicans protesting that Masters committed the same offense he hung on Bible and Laxalt.

In the Senate, Masters has developed a reputation of being more apt to co-sponsor bills with Western and North-Eastern Republicans than Southern Democrats, sometimes creating tension with Senate Leadership. However, his popularity in his home state emboldens his sometimes bare-knuckled approach to politics.

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2 hours ago, koneke said:

Name: Vernon Davis

State: Mississippi

Party: Segregationist Party

Senator being replaced (1 or 2): Class 2, was appointed as the successor by James Eastland

Platform: Segregation

Background: Anglo-saxon Southern Baptist aristocrat

*sigh* Okay. Fine. 

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5 minutes ago, LokiLoki22 said:

*sigh* Okay. Fine. 

Franklin and Vernon frequently get into verbal brawls on the Senate floor, though none of them have become physical fights (yet)

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Just now, President Garrett Walker said:

Franklin and Vernon frequently get into verbal brawls on the Senate floor, though none of them have become physical fights (yet)

*SIGH* OKAY FINE

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Name: Robert Martino

State: Arizona 

Party: Independent (willing to caucus with either Democrats or Republicans) 

Senator replaced: Barry Goldwater in 1974 defeating him and Democrat Jonathan Marshall in a 3 way race.

Platform: Socially liberal and fiscally moderate (will support Single Payer and other progressive ideas if there is a balanced budget) pro immigration reform. Wants funding into prosthetic body parts.

Background: Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1944 (age 32) Martino is one of the youngest elected to the senate. His father was from Mexico and his mother was from Illinois. He is a Vietnam Veteran and has been very vocal in his opposition to figures such as LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Reagan. He calls for as JFK once said "The torch to be passed to a new generation of Americans. He also worked as a history teacher after leaving the war after losing a foot in 1969 and running for Senate in 1974. He was a vocal critic of Ford's decision to pardon Nixon. He has close ties with Mo Udall in the House. Being half black and half latino expect many arguments with pro segregationists Democrats or Far right Republicans. 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, SeanFKennedy said:

Name: Robert Martino

State: Arizona 

Party: Independent (willing to caucus with either Democrats or Republicans) 

Senator replaced: Barry Goldwater in 1974 defeating him and Democrat Jonathan Marshall in a 3 way race.

Platform: Socially liberal and fiscally moderate (will support Single Payer and other progressive ideas if there is a balanced budget) pro immigration reform. Wants funding into prosthetic body parts.

Background: Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1944 (age 32) Martino is one of the youngest elected to the senate. His father was from Mexico and his mother was from Illinois. He is a Vietnam Veteran and has been very vocal in his opposition to figures such as LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Reagan. He calls for as JFK once said "The torch to be passed to a new generation of Americans. He also worked as a history teacher after leaving the war after losing a foot in 1969 and running for Senate in 1974. He was a vocal critic of Ford's decision to pardon Nixon. He has close ties with Mo Udall in the House. Being half black and half latino expect many arguments with pro segregationists Democrats or Far right Republicans. 

 

 

I'm imagining Masters and Martino will get along swimmingly as the Western Senators embodying a similar political ideology.

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7 minutes ago, michaelsdiamonds said:

I'm imagining Masters and Martino will get along swimmingly as the Western Senators embodying a similar political ideology.

I imagine so ☺

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6 hours ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

If you stay as a Democrat, how did you vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965? Only one southern Democrat voted yes for those bills, a Texan named Ralph Yarborough.

Keeping in mind that my character has ties to Johnson, he would likely vote for it just as who he replaces did. He'd probably vote for most anything Johnson proposes, though it's unlikely that this would extend to the next Democratic President. 

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12 hours ago, LokiLoki22 said:

*SIGH* OKAY FINE

 

12 hours ago, President Garrett Walker said:

Franklin and Vernon frequently get into verbal brawls on the Senate floor, though none of them have become physical fights (yet)

I have a feeling Ol' Donny boy over here is probably like pacepalming at his colleague, himself being a Southern Institution. Like, Bud I get you're trying to help, but y u do dis

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