1996 Ross Perot vice presidential candidate selection
This article lists running mates considered by Ross Perot during his 1996 candidacy for President of the United States. Following his 1992 independent candidacy, which attracted nearly twenty percent of the popular vote, Perot announced the formation of the Reform Party. Perot ran for president in 1996, and defeated former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm in the Reform Party primaries. On September 11, 1996, Perot announced his choice of economics professor Pat Choate as his running mate. Perot and Choate had previously co-authored the book Save Your Job, Save Our Country, which argued against the ratification of NAFTA. The Perot-Choate ticket took 8.4% of the popular vote in the 1996 election.
Other speculated candidates
Declined the position
- Former Democratic Senator David L. Boren of Oklahoma
- Democratic Representative Marcy Kaptur of Ohio
- Republican Representative Linda Smith of Washington
- 1996 United States presidential election
- Ross Perot 1996 presidential campaign
- 1996 Reform Party presidential primaries
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