5 Recent Failed American Political Assassinations

Failed American Political Assassinations
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Sadly, the image of the political assassination has been seared into the collective consciousness of all Americans with the tragic and senseless murders of Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jnr.

And while some of those illustrious names might not have been serving politicians, their deaths were either were politically motivated or had a major impact on the political landscape of our nation.

But for every politician or public figure felled by a deranged assassin, there are quite a few assassination attempts that were thankfully unsuccessful and have found their stories fading back onto the mists of history, and quite recent history at that.

Here we are going to take a look at those recent attempts and the reasons if any, why these political figures found themselves in the cross-hairs in the first place.

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