Q:

Who ran against Bill Clinton for president?

A:

Quick Answer

William Jefferson Clinton ran against George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot in the 1992 United States presidential elections, and Bob Dole and Ross Perot were his opponents in the 1996 elections. In the 1992 election, Bush was the incumbent Republican president and Perot ran as an independent. Clinton, a Democrat, won with 43 percent of the votes.

Know More
Who ran against Bill Clinton for president?
Credit: Spencer Platt Getty Images News Getty Images

Full Answer

With 49 percent of the vote, President Clinton went on to win the 1996 presidential election against Republican Party nominee Dole and independent candidate Perot. Clinton received 379 electoral votes.

Clinton, born in 1946, was the 42nd U.S. president and was in office from 1993 to 2001. Before becoming president, Clinton was the Arkansas governor from 1983 to 1992. After the House of Representatives impeached him in 1998, the Senate acquitted him in 1999. After 2001, he went on to found the William J. Clinton Foundation in 1997.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you run for president?

    A:

    To run for president in the United States, a prospective candidate must first meet the three Constitutional requirements. The candidate must then form a platform on which to campaign and secure the nomination of his party through the generation of public support that results in voter recognition at caucuses and primary elections.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When do we vote for the next president?

    A:

    The next presidential election date for legal U.S. residents is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. The date always falls on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November every four years. The last election was held on Nov. 6, 2012.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who is the current president of Iraq?

    A:

    As of 2014, the president of Iraq is Jalal Talabani, who has held this position since 2005. As of May 2014, he has been undergoing treatment in Germany after suffering a stroke in December 2012.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who elects the President of the United States?

    A:

    The electoral college officially elects the President of the United States. Though American citizens registered to vote cast ballots for a particular Presidential candidate, they are really voting for a group of electors from their state.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore