On This Day In 1984: Hart Beats Mondale In 2 More Primaries : It's All Politics Twenty-five years ago today, Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado easily defeats the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Walter Mondale, in the Nebraska and Oregon primaries.

On This Day In 1984: Hart Beats Mondale In 2 More Primaries

May 15, 1984:

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Sen. Gary Hart (D-CO) easily defeats former Vice President Walter Mondale in the Nebraska and Oregon primaries. Mondale, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, fails to carry a county in either state.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson finishes a poor third in both states.

Nonetheless, Mondale will win the nomination on the first ballot at the San Francisco convention.

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