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John B. Anderson
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Politician
    (February 15, 1922-December 3, 2017)
    Republican Representative from Illinois (1961-1981)
    Ran for President as an Independent (1980)
    He was a conservative Republican during the 1960s who opposed nearly all of LBJ's Great Society programs.
    During the 1970s, he supported busing and upholding racial quotas.
    He won only 7% of the vote.
    He supported cutting taxes on business but opposed cutting income taxes on individuals.
    He won no electoral votes.
    He endorsed Ralph Nader for President (2000).
    He was supportive of civil rights throughout his career.
    He was pro-choice.
    He was pro-environment.
    Although he was a moderate, he won the support of liberals like Gore Vidal.
    He was fiscally conservative, opposing both military and domestic overspending.
    His run gave an alternative for those who didn't like the conservatism of Ronald Reagan yet were sick of Jimmy Carter's failure to boost the economy.
    His idea for business tax cuts was adopted by the Reagan Administration (along with individual income tax cuts), which helped get the economy out of stagflation.

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    For 2017, as of last week, Out of 96 Votes: 71.88% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 27 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 47 Votes: 36.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 36 Votes: 63.89% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 108 Votes: 49.07% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 207 Votes: 72.95% Annoying
 
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