Pinback button promoting Ronald Reagan for president, 1968. Fargo Rubber Stamp Co., Fargo, North Dakota. Trace mottling (representative example shown).
Reagan had been governor of California barely a year before his name was being spoken in connection with the presidency. There was a short-lived effort to put his name on the ballot in 1968. It was abruptly called off when Reagan endorsed fellow Californian Richard Nixon, but not before a handful of items promoting Reagan's candidacy, including this pinback, were put into circulation.