Headline RoundupJuly 9th, 2019

Ross Perot, Former Independent Presidential Candidate, Dead at 89

Summary from the AllSides News Team

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."

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