John F. Kennedy Campaigns
Senator John F. Kennedy campaigns for President in De Pere during the Democratic Party primary, 1960. During the primary, Kennedy worked to prove to his party that he had the ability to win votes in heavily Protestant states and in those that had another clear favorite. Kennedy chose to campaign in a small number of states where he felt that he could win easily, while working in the background to gain support elsewhere. In Wisconsin he campaigned in both large and small towns, including Gays Mills, Reedsburg, and De Pere, eventually winning the Wisconsin primary over the favorite, Hubert Humphrey.