Ross Perot, Former Independent Presidential Candidate, Dead at 89

Headline Roundup July 9th, 2019

Ross Perot, a billionaire tycoon who ran for president in 1992 and 1996, passed away Tuesday after a battle with leukemia. He was 89.

Publications from across the political spectrum covered Perot's passing in similar ways, describing his presidential runs, business achievements and policy philosophy.

Perot famously dropped out during the summer of the 1992 election, only to re-enter in October and win 19% of the popular vote. Debate still ensues as to whether Perot cost George H.W. Bush a second term; George W. Bush released a statement saying that "Texas and America have lost a strong patriot."

Ross Perot, Former Independent Presidential Candidate, Dead at 89

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Washington (CNN)Ross Perot, the billionaire tycoon who mounted two unsuccessful third-party presidential campaigns in the 1990s, died Tuesday, family spokesman James Fuller confirmed to CNN. He was 89.

Perot died after a five-month battle with leukemia, Fuller said.
A billionaire by his mid-50s after he sold a controlling interest in the data processing business he founded to General Motors for $2.5 billion, Perot's foray into presidential politics made him one of the more colorful political figures of the 1990s.

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Billionaire businessman, philanthropist and independent presidential candidate Ross Perot is dead at 89, CNBC has confirmed.

Perot, who ran for president in 1992 and 1996, died after a five-month battle with leukemia, said James Fuller, a representative for the Perot family.

“In business and in life, Ross was a man of integrity and action. A true American patriot and a man of rare vision, principle and deep compassion, he touched the lives of countless people through his unwavering support of the military and veterans and through his charitable endeavors,” Fuller...

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Self-made billionaire Ross Perot, who ran for president in 1992 and 1996, has died at age 89 after a five-month battle with leukemia, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Perot, who won19 percent of the vote as a third-party candidate in 1992, died early Tuesday at his home in Dallas surrounded by his family, family spokesman James Fuller said. The native-born Texan, who made his billions by founding Electronic Data Systems Corp., was seen by admirers as a patriot who served his country well before his two failed bids for the...

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