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Due to his status as the highest-profile Republican star in Hollywood, wealthy TexasRepublican Party backers asked Wayne to run for national office in 1968, like his friend and fellow actor Senator George Murphy. He declined, joking that he did not believe the public would seriously consider an actor in the White House. Instead, he supported his friend Ronald Reagan’s campaigns for Governor of California in 1966 and 1970. He was asked to be the running mate for Democratic AlabamaGovernor George Wallace, who had been nominated for president by the American Independent Party, in his 1968 campaign, but he immediately rejected the offer[99] and actively campaigned for Richard Nixon;[107]Wayne addressed the 1968 Republican National Convention on its opening day.

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