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        Part of The Contenders - 16 for '16
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        Michael Dukakis | The Contenders - 16 for '16

        Some call the 1988 campaign the dirtiest in history. This film examines how Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis struggled to define himself to the American people in the face of the negative ads, gaffes, and other obstacles that wound up defining his candidacy — and some say, costing him the election.

        Learn more about Dukakis with these resources from The Contenders - 16 for '16.

        Michael Dukakis: Interactive Timeline

        Click the image to use the interactive timeline and read about Michael Dukakis' 1988 campaign for the presidency and a death-bed apology from Lee Atwater for the campaign tactics used against him.

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        Michael Dukakis: Dukakis and the American Flags

        Learn more about how Dukakis's adversaries tried to paint him, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Michael Dukakis: Dukakis, the Tank, and Willie Horton

        Learn more about the two greatest implosions in the Dukakis campaign, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Michael Dukakis: The Legacy of Dukakis on Crime

        Learn more about the ramifications of Dukakis' failed campaign in this clip from "The Contenders."

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