Who ran for office in 1976?
Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford were the main canidates.
In the Democratic Party other people who ran were:
In the Republican primaries the following people ran:
Jimmy Carter won the election.
Ronald Reagan was 57 when he ran against Richard Nixon for the Republican Party nomination in 1968, he was 65 when he ran against Gerald Ford for the Republican Party nomination in 1976, he was 69 when he ran against incumbent President Jimmy Carter in 1980, and he was 73 when he ran for reelection in 1984 (he turned 78 less than three weeks after leaving office).
In 1972, Jimmy Carter ran against incumbent president Gerald Ford. In 1976, President Jimmy Carter ran against Ronald Reagan. In 1976, Governor Jimmy Carter (D-Georgia) ran against President Gerald Ford (R). In 1980, President Carter ran against Governor Ronald Reagan (R-California). In the 1976 election for president, Jimmy Carter ran against Gerald Ford. In 1980, Carter ran and lost against Ronald Reagan.
Gerald Ford's term in office did not 'end short,' but, actually, 'began short.' Gerald Ford took office on August 9, 1974 following the resignation of Richard Nixon on the same day due to the Watergate Scandal. Ford ran for re-election in 1976, but lost to Jimmy Carter who took office in January of 1977. http://www.answers.com/topic/gerald-ford