July 25, 1999 |
Reform Party founder Ross Perot urged his party Saturday night to remain united and continue to fight for a balanced budget, term limits and campaign reform. Perot didn't say whether he is interested in seeking his party's nomination for a third presidential run. But many waved Perot placards and hooted with approval during his 40-minute campaign-style speech at the party's national convention here.
February 3, 1999 |
Former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot has a new attention-grabbing chart to show the public: a one-day return of 172% that added $800 million to the Texan's net worth. Perot's Dallas-based Perot Systems gained that much Tuesday after going public at $16 a share, driven by the popularity of high-technology stocks and the chief executive's reputation as an astute, if unusual, businessman. Shares in the computer services company closed at a lofty $43.50 on the NYSE, putting a $1.
October 5, 1998 |
Ross Perot suggested Sunday that President Clinton might consider taking the United States into "a little war" strictly for a boost in poll ratings. The billionaire businessman who ran for president in 1992 and 1996 said Clinton would consider almost anything to satisfy a lust for power.
September 28, 1998 |
In a remarkably scathing and personal denunciation of his old political foe, Dallas billionaire businessman H. Ross Perot said President Clinton "is mentally and emotionally unstable" and an immoral misfit with a "defective brain" whose behavior threatens no less than democracy itself. Perot's speech during his Reform Party's second national convention in Atlanta kept many of the hundreds of people on their feet.
September 26, 1998 |
The Reform Party, born of Ross Perot's maverick campaign for the White House, gathered in Atlanta for its second national convention, with some delegates hoping President Clinton's problems will give their struggling movement a boost. Perot won 19% of the 1992 presidential vote, but fell to just 8% in 1996. Political scientist Steven Schier said backlash against the Clinton scandal and partisanship in Washington could help a third party lure "people who are fed up with politics as usual."
March 1, 1998 |
A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Ross Perot's Reform Party, which claimed that the laws that govern federal elections and campaign funding are unconstitutional and enforced in a discriminatory way against third parties. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker said the campaign funding law, which provides different amounts of federal money to presidential candidates based on their parties' share of the vote in the last election, was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1976.
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November 6, 1997 |
Continuing recent efforts to insinuate himself back into politics, billionaire Ross Perot sued the Republican and Democratic parties and the Federal Election Commission in federal court Wednesday in a push for the rights of minor party candidates. The suit contends that large chunks of federal election laws are unconstitutional and discriminate against small political parties.
November 3, 1997 |
Reform Party members wound up a national convention Sunday with encouragement from founder Ross Perot but little unity on a political strategy for becoming a national power. During their three-day session, 400 delegates approved a constitution and drafted a platform, taking steps needed to make the Reform Party a national organization rather than an alliance of state parties. Delegates spoke repeatedly of breaking the dominance of the Democratic and Republican parties in American politics.
November 2, 1997 |
Ross Perot returned like a conquering hero Saturday night to the national convention he founded. Perot, who gave the keynote address at the Reform Party's national founding convention, sounded very much as he did in speeches when he was running for president last year. "We will make the 21st century the best in our country's history," he said. "We focus on results for the people."
June 29, 1997 |
A dissident faction of former presidential candidate Ross Perot's Reform Party decided to go it alone Saturday after failing to resolve their differences with Perot loyalists. The self-described National Reform Party Steering Committee believes Perot wields too much power in a group they say was intended not just to support the Texas billionaire's bids for the White House but to build a third major political party in the United States.