Due to Jackson's loss in 1824, all of his supporters were angered, which caused Jackson to be renominated the following year, in 1825, 3 years before the next election. Jackson won this election by a landslide, and John C. Calhoun became his vice president. Jackson's opponents call him a "jackass," a nickname he took a liking to. He ended up using the donkey as a symbol to represent himself. This symbol died out, but caused the donkey to be the symbol for the new Democratic Party.