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        Ross Perot | The Contenders - 16 for '16

        Texas billionaire Ross Perot jumped into the presidential race on an episode of CNN’s “Larry King Live” in 1992 and his no-nonsense challenge to the two main parties—dictated by “the volunteers”—stole the show. In the end, Perot was able to win 19 percent of the vote, marking one of the most successful third-party runs in United States history.

        Ross Perot: Interactive Timeline

        Click the image to use the interactive timeline and learn about how Ross Perot launched his campaign on a lark during a charming interview on Larry King Live.

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        Ross Perot: Computer Tycoon

        Learn more about Ross Perot's origins in the tech industry in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Ross Perot: Perot and the Third Party

        Learn more about how, for the first time ever, a third party gained so much traction in the United States, in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Ross Perot: Perot and the Election

        Learn about how Perot's involvement in the 1992 election drastically changed American politics.

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