President Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon wave from their motorcade during a parade in Atlanta on Oct. 12, 1972. During his reelection campaign tour, the president met Republican leaders and candidates from nine Southern states, and Louisiana Democrats viewed him as a threat to their state power.

President Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon wave from their motorcade during a parade in Atlanta on Oct. 12, 1972. During his reelection campaign tour, the president met Republican leaders and candidates from nine Southern states, and Louisiana Democrats viewed him as a threat to their state power.