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  • Ed Muskie 1958 Senatorial Campaign Heavyweight Reproduction T-shirt

    Edmund Sixtus Muskie, born on March 28, 1914, in Rumford, Maine, emerged as a prominent American politician with a distinguished career. His roots in a working-class family instilled in him a strong work ethic and commitment to public service. Muskie's academic prowess led him to Bates College, followed by Cornell Law School, laying the foundation for a future in law and politics.

    Muskie's political journey gained momentum in the 1940s when he served in the Maine House of Representatives. His rise continued, reaching its pinnacle with his election as Governor of Maine in 1955. During his gubernatorial tenure, Muskie garnered attention for progressive policies, solidifying his reputation as a pragmatic leader.

    In 1958, Muskie embarked on a senatorial campaign that showcased his charismatic appeal. The iconic shirt from this campaign, adorned with the slogan "We Like Muskie," became a symbol of his popularity. His victory in the election marked the beginning of a distinguished Senate career spanning over two decades.

    Muskie's national prominence soared when he assumed the role of Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter in 1980. His diplomatic efforts during a challenging period in U.S. history highlighted his commitment to global stability and diplomacy.

    Fun Facts:
    The Canuck Letter: The "Cry Muskie" moment got frostier than a Maine winter as the Manchester Union Leader dropped a fake bombshell, accusing then front-runner Muskie of endorsing the term "Canuck" for French-Canadians. Muskie, incensed, vented in the snow, defending his wife and denying the slur in an emotional moment people were put off by. Because the snow was melting on his face, it looked like he was crying and it became the infamous "Cry Muskie" moment. The twist? The Canuck letter was actually a Nixon dirty trick, part of the Watergate web. Muskie, facing a chilly New Hampshire primary, won but melted under 50%, leading to his April exit and a legacy tainted by a deceitful snow job. Politics – where even the snowflakes have a hidden agenda.
    Cry Muskie Moment

    Presidential Aspirations: Muskie sought the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1972 but faced challenges, ultimately withdrawing from the race.

     The "We Like Muskie" shirt stands as a relic from a different age, and is  a thick, structured tee that’s also super soft and breathable. 

    • 100% ring-spun cotton
    • Fabric weight: 6.1 oz/yd² (206.8 g/m²)
    • Garment-dyed
    • Relaxed fit
    • 7/8″ double-needle topstitched collar
    • Twill-taped neck and shoulders for extra durability
    • Double-needle armhole, sleeve, and bottom hems

    Size guide

      WIDTH (inches) LENGTH (inches) SLEEVE CENTER BACK (inches)
    S 18 ¼ 26 ⅝ 16 ¼
    M 20 ¼ 28 17 ¾
    L 22 29 ⅜ 19
    XL 24 30 ¾ 20 ½
    2XL 26 31 ⅝ 21 ¾
    3XL 27 ¾ 32 ½ 23 ¼
    4XL 29 ¾ 33 ½ 24 ⅝
    S 46.4 67.6 41.3
    M 51.4 71.1 45
    L 55.9 74.6 48.3
    XL 61 78.1 52
    2XL 66 80.3 55.3
    3XL 70.5 82.6 59
    4XL 75.6 85 62.6

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