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The Family Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 12 Summary

Kitty Kelley
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Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis

This chapter traces the early political career of George H.W. Bush. Beginning as Chairman of the Republican Party in Houston, George becomes very interested in the political landscape of Texas, which has traditionally been a stronghold for the Democratic Party. During the years of the 1960s, the whole country is in tumult over civil rights issues and Texas is not an exception. George H.W. Bush believes strongly in racial segregation and opposes civil rights acts of all kinds, including those involving the poor and elderly, as well as African-Americans.

In 1964, Bush runs for the United States Senate against Yarborough. George is an adamant supporter of Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee for the presidency. George campaigns strongly on a platform opposing the civil rights movement. He is certain of his victory and many of the polls leading to the election support his view. On...

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