Kennedy is here caught expressing his frustration while campaigning in Oregon in May 1968. He became the first Kennedy to lose an election after a string of 26 consecutive victories. The Oregon loss on May 28, 1968 had the effect of energizing Kennedy's supporters in the California primary scheduled for June 4, 1968.

From In his own right: the political odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy by Joseph A. Palermo

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  • Figure 12. Kennedy is here caught expressing his frustration while campaigning in Oregon in May 1968. He became the first Kennedy to lose an election after a string of 26 consecutive victories. The Oregon loss on May 28, 1968 had the effect of energizing Kennedy's supporters in the California primary scheduled for June 4, 1968.