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08/06/1966 Ronald Reagan enters politics as governor of California

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Election Shocks (1966)

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1966 Mid Term Election Preview- California Governor's Race ABC News

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1966 California Governor's Forum Ronald Reagan & Edmund "Pat" Brown - Preview

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Reagan for Governor ad '66

The California gubernatorial election was held in November 1966. The election was a contest between incumbent Governor Pat Brown, the Democratic candidate, and actor Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate. Reagan mobilized conservative voters and defeated Brown.