Ronald Reagan

Early Career

When did he become interested in politics?

He became more interested in politics in the early 1960s. Previously, he was a registered Democrat, but he gradually moved to the right. He served as a co-chairman for California Republicans for Goldwater, supporting Republican 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. He gave a rousing speech for Goldwater that was televised. People began to take notice of Reagan as a possible political force.


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