Who was the running mate of Jimmy Carter when he ran for office in 1976?
When Jimmy Carter entered the Democratic primary for the presidential election in 1976, no one thought he could win. His opponents would jokingly ask “Jimmy Who?” as Carter did not yet have a widely recognized national image at that time. Nonetheless, Carter won the nomination in the end, beating his main rival George Wallace.
Carter went into the presidential election with Walter Mondale as his running mate. His opponent in the race was Gerald Ford. Even though Ford was the sitting president, he was elected through the 25th amendment, so he was pretty much untested among the voters. In the end, Carter would narrowly beat Ford by 297 – 240.