Glossary Term – Person
Ross Perot (1930– ) is a wealthy Texas businessman who ran as an independent candidate against Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican incumbent George H. W. Bush in the presidential election of 1992. Perot spent about $65 million of his own money on his campaign and appealed to Americans disenchanted with party politics. He built his candidacy around fiscal reform and the elimination of the deficit. In the election, Perot won almost 19 percent of the popular vote.