George H. W. Bush

Political Offices

What race did Bush lose in 1970?

Bush again sought a seat in the U.S. Senate, thinking that he could defeat Yarbrough this time. However, Yarbrough lost to former congressmen Lloyd Bentsen. Bush lost to Bentsen in the general election. He nearly quit politics after the loss. As an interesting side note, Bentsen later served as the vice presidential nominee for Bush’s 1988 presidential opponent Michael Dukakis.


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