Tuesday, April 5, 1960: Kennedy wins Wisconsin

In the Democratic race for the presidential nomination, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy (476,024, 56.5%) defeats Minnesota Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (366,753, 43.5%). Religion -- specifically, Kennedy's -- becomes a campaign issue, centering on this question: Is America ready to elect a Catholic as president? (Walter Cronkite, at left with Kennedy, asked him about the impact of Roman Catholic voters; the question incensed the Kennedy camp.)

* Summary of Kennedy-Humphrey debate: @
* About the documentary "Primary": @ and @
* Photo of Kennedy and Humprey, who sometimes traveled together while campaigning: @

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