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1992 Election. Clinton wins 370-168 43% to 37 to 19. Bill Clinton. “ Man from HOPE” Georgetown, Rhodes scholar, Yale Law School ROTC POLITICAL CAREER- back to Arkansas Ran for Congress 1974 Won Attorney General 1976 Governor 1978 Lost in 1980, won in 1982. Clinton.

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1992 election
1992 Election
  • Clinton wins 370-168
  • 43% to 37 to 19
bill clinton
Bill Clinton

“Man from HOPE”

  • Georgetown, Rhodes scholar, Yale Law School
    • ROTC
  • POLITICAL CAREER- back to Arkansas
    • Ran for Congress 1974
    • Won Attorney General 1976
    • Governor 1978
    • Lost in 1980, won in 1982
clinton
Clinton
  • Runs for President 1992
    • No BIG names among Democrats
    • ROTC, women
  • Wins Nomination but way behind
  • Ross Perot
  • Convention
  • Republican Convention- too conservative
    • Quayle beats Gore
    • Town Hall Debate
    • Iran Contra
1992 congress
1992 Congress
  • 1992
  • House of Representatives
  • Democrats lose 9 seats
  • 258-176
  • Senate
  • No Change 56-44 (each side won 2, lost 2)
      • CA, WI goes Democrat
      • GA, NC goes Republican
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1994
  • Senate
  • Republicans pick up 8 seats +1 (AL)
  • Gain Majority 53,-47 (52-48)
    • Pick up AZ, MA, MI, OH, OK, PN, TN, TN
    • AL senator Shelby switched parties
1994 house
1994 House
  • Republcians pick up 54 seats
  • 230-204 Republican (up from 176)
  • First time since 1954
    • Universal health care, gun ban
    • Contract with America
    • Ways and Means and Judiciary Chairs lose
    • NO Republican incumbents lost
    • 34 Democrat incumbents lost
    • 67% of Perot voters went Republican
contract with america
Contract With America
  • Nationalized the race
  • Promised a vote on issues like Term Limits, super-majority for tax increases, Congress live under the law
newt gingrich
Newt Gingrich
  • Georgia Congressman
    • History Professor at West Georgia College
    • Defeated in 1974, 1976 wins in 1978
    • Affluent, well-educated district
  • Partisan
    • Blames liberal policies for destroying lives of the poor
    • Believes in a strong military
    • Capitalism
    • Technology
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NEWT
  • Impolite
  • “battering ram”
  • Takes on the Speaker- twice
    • O’Neill
    • Jim Wright, 1987, ousted in 1989
  • Elected Minority Whip 1989
    • Won 87-85
    • Robert Michel (Minority Leader)
    • Barely won own re-election in 1990 and 1992
clinton wins 1996
Clinton wins 1996
  • Defeats Dole 379-159
  • 49.2% of vote
1996 election
1996 Election
  • House
    • Republicans lose 8
    • Still lead 228-206
  • Senate
    • Republicans gain 2
    • Lead now 55-45
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1998
  • Six Year Itch
  • 1934 President loses seats in Mid-Term
  • Scandal
  • YET- Democrats gain 5 seats
    • 223-211
    • Republicans blame Gingrich and he is out
    • Hastert becomes Speaker
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