Reform Party of the United States of America

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The Reform Party of the United States of America (RPUSA), generally known as the Reform Party USA or the Reform Party, is a political party in the United States, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot.wikipedia
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The Reform Party of the United States of America (RPUSA), generally known as the Reform Party USA or the Reform Party, is a political party in the United States, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot.

Jesse Ventura

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Its most significant victory came when Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota in 1998, although he left the party shortly into his term.
He was the first and only candidate of the Reform Party to win a major government position.

Pat Buchanan

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The party has nominated several notable candidates over the years, including Perot himself, Pat Buchanan, and Ralph Nader.
He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election.

List of third party and independent performances in United States elections

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Although he did not receive a single electoral vote, no other third-party or independent candidate has since managed to receive as high a share of the vote.
The last third party candidate to win one or more states was George Wallace of the American Independent Party in 1968, while the most recent third party candidate to win more than 5.0% of the vote was Ross Perot, who ran as an independent and as the standard-bearer of the Reform Party in 1992 and 1996, respectively.

Donald Trump 2000 presidential campaign

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Donald Trump was a member of the Reform Party during his 2000 presidential campaign.
Donald Trump's presidential campaign of 2000 for the nomination of the Reform Party began when real estate magnate Donald Trump of New York announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee on the October 7, 1999 edition of Larry King Live.

1996 United States presidential election

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Perot, who received 18.9 percent of the popular vote as an independent candidate in the 1992 presidential election and wanted to participate also in the 1996 presidential election, thought Americans were disillusioned with the state of politics as being corrupt and unable to deal with vital issues.
Incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton defeated former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Republican nominee, and Ross Perot, the Reform Party nominee.

Pat Choate

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Eventually, Perot was nominated and he chose economist Pat Choate as his vice-presidential candidate.
Pat Choate (born April 27, 1941) is an American economist who is most known for being the 1996 Reform Party candidate for Vice President of the United States, the running-mate of Ross Perot.

Richard Lamm

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The only person who announced such an intention was Dick Lamm, former Governor of Colorado.
He served three terms as 38th Governor of Colorado as a Democrat (1975–1987) and ran for the Reform Party's nomination for President of the United States in 1996.

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Dissatisfied, the grassroots organizations that had made Perot's 1992 candidacy possible began to band together to found a third party intended to rival the Republicans and Democrats.
In 1998, Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota on the Reform Party ticket.

United We Stand America

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He continued being politically involved after the election, turning his campaign organization (United We Stand America) into a lobbying group.
The eventual result of the movement that followed was United We Stand America, followed by the Reform Party, and in some states the Independence Party. The early history of UWSA revolved around establishment of chapters in all 50 states and citizen activism against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Donald Trump

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Donald Trump was a member of the Reform Party during his 2000 presidential campaign. In the 2016 presidential election, the Party endorsed the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
In 1999, Trump filed an exploratory committee to seek the nomination of the Reform Party for the 2000 presidential election.

Ralph Nader

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The party has nominated several notable candidates over the years, including Perot himself, Pat Buchanan, and Ralph Nader.

Pat Buchanan 2000 presidential campaign

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Beginning with Buchanan's poor showing in the 2000 election, no Reform Party presidential candidate has ever been able to attain at least 1 percent of the vote. After a bitter fight, Pat Buchanan secured the Reform Party nomination over John Hagelin of the Natural Law Party.
The 2000 presidential campaign of Pat Buchanan, conservative pundit and adviser to both President Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, was formally launched on March 2, 1999 as Buchanan announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for the presidency of the United States in the 2000 presidential election.

2000 United States presidential election

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Beginning with Buchanan's poor showing in the 2000 election, no Reform Party presidential candidate has ever been able to attain at least 1 percent of the vote.

Reform Party (Northern Mariana Islands)

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*The Reform Party of Northern Mariana Islands is an affiliate of the ARP.
It is not an affiliate of the Reform Party USA but rather the American Reform Party, a splinter group of that party.

Natural Law Party (United States)

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After a bitter fight, Pat Buchanan secured the Reform Party nomination over John Hagelin of the Natural Law Party.
It attempted to merge with the Reform Party in 2000.

Eric Eidsness (politician)

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In Colorado's 4th congressional district, "fiscal conservative" Eric Eidsness (a former assistant U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator and Navy veteran) ran on the Reform Party ticket.
He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and was later a Reform Party candidate for the 4th Congressional district in Colorado.

Ted Weill

2008 election
At the national convention, Ted Weill of Mississippi was nominated to be the party's 2008 presidential candidate.
Theodore C. Weill (July 25, 1925 – November 20, 2009) was the nominee for President of the United States of the Reform Party of the United States of America in the 2008 election.

David Collison

David Collison of Texas was elected national chairman of the party.
David Collison was the national chairman of the Reform Party of the United States of America.

Lenora Fulani

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When the ARP was founded, Jackie Salit noted in the Christian Science Monitor: "At its founding meeting in Kansas City in 1997, the 40 black delegates in the room, led by the country’s foremost African-American independent – Lenora Fulani – represented the first time in US history that African-Americans were present at the founding of a major national political party."
In 1994, Fulani and Newman became affiliated with the Patriot Party, one of many groups that later competed for control of the Reform Party, founded by Ross Perot.

Reform Party of California

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A long-standing feud in the party involved John Blare, of the Reform Party of California, and the Reform Party officers.
The Reform Party of California is the state of California's affiliate of the Reform Party of the United States of America.

Buddy Roemer

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Among those who sought the nomination before dropping out several months prior to the convention were former Savannah State University football coach Robby Wells, economist Laurence Kotlikoff, historian Darcy Richardson, and former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer.
Roemer was a candidate for the presidential nominations of the Republican Party and the Reform Party in 2012.

2016 United States presidential election

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In the 2016 presidential election, the Party endorsed the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, American Delta Party/Reform Party presidential candidate Rocky De La Fuente petitioned for and was granted a partial recount in Nevada.

Ross Perot

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The Reform Party of the United States of America (RPUSA), generally known as the Reform Party USA or the Reform Party, is a political party in the United States, founded in 1995 by Ross Perot.
He ran an independent presidential campaign in 1992 and a third-party campaign in 1996, establishing the Reform Party in the latter election.

Ezola Foster

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Buchanan's running mate was Ezola B. Foster.
She was president of the interest group Black Americans for Family Values and author of the book What's Right for All Americans, and was the Reform Party candidate for Vice President in the U.S. presidential election of 2000, running with Patrick J. Buchanan, the party's presidential nominee.