Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Politics and Football
Two-term Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson, at left, is seen attending a Green Bay Packers-Detroit Lions game with gubernatorial candidate John W. Reynolds, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and 8th District Congressional candidate Owen Monfils on October 7, 1962. Of these Democratic candidates, Reynolds won his election and served one term as Wisconsin’s Governor, while Monfils was defeated in his attempt to unseat Republican John W. Byrnes. On that day, the Packers barely squeaked out a victory over the Lions by a score of 9-7, on their way to a repeat NFL title from the year before.