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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 wins 32 of 50 states
1992wins 32 of 50 states


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


1992 election
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


1992 election
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


1992 election
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