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Emberton-Host GOP governor ticket, 1971

Posted on September 15, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Tom Emberton, left, and Jim Host announced on February 12, 1971 that they would run for governor and lieutenant governor in the Republican primary that May. Host officially announced his candidacy at this rally at the Phoenix Hotel in Lexington. Backed by term-limited Governor Louie B. Nunn, Emberton lost to the Democratic Lieutenant Governor Wendell H. Ford, later a U.S. senator. Ford polled 470,720 votes (50.6 percent) to Emberton's 412,653 (44.3 percent). Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Tom Emberton, left, and Jim Host announced on Feb. 12, 1971, that they would run for governor and lieutenant governor in the Republican primary that May. Host announced his candidacy at this rally at the Phoenix Hotel in Lexington. Backed by term-limited Gov. Louie B. Nunn, Emberton lost to Democratic Lt. Gov. Wendell H. Ford, who later was a U.S. senator. Ford polled 470,720 votes (50.6 percent) to Emberton’s 412,653 (44.3 percent). Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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