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The Nation

September 06, 1987

Ron Paul, a one-time Republican congressman from Texas, defeated American Indian activist Russell Means on the first ballot to become the anti-government Libertarian Party's 1988 presidential candidate. Former Alaska state Rep. Andre Marrou won the vice presidential nomination on a noisy voice vote from the 400-member delegation in Seattle. Paul received 196 votes to 129 for Means. Paul broke from the GOP last winter, saying he was frustrated that its conservatives had not fulfilled promises of the early 1980s, including a balanced budget.

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