Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 1992


Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 1992

Infobox Election
election_name = Republican Party Presidential Primaries, 1992
country = United States
type = presidential
ongoing = no
previous_election = Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 1988
previous_year = 1988
next_election = Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 1996
next_year = 1996
election_date = 1992



nominee1 = George H. W. Bush
home_state1 = Texas
states_carried1 = 50+D.C.
popular_vote1 = 9,199,463
percentage1 = 72.84%



nominee2 = Pat Buchanan
home_state2 = Virginia
states_carried2 = 0
popular_vote2 = 2,899,488
percentage2 = 22.96%

map_



map_size = 400px
map_caption = Bush won every statewide contest
before_election = George H. W. Bush
before_party =
after_election = George H. W. Bush

after_party = For only the third time in the 20th century, after the elections of 1912 and 1976, a sitting Republican President was seriously challenged for party's nomination. President George H. W. Bush was challenged by conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, and during the early counting of the votes at the New Hampshire primary, it appeared that the President might actually lose.

However, Buchanan faded by the end of the evening, and Bush won all the rest of the primaries. However, the margins in many of the primaries weren't as large as expected, and led to the rise of Ross Perot as an independent candidate.

Former Democrat, Ku Klux Klan and Nazi leader David Duke, also ran in a number of primaries, but received no delegates.

Republican candidates

* Patrick J. Buchanan, former speechwriter Senior Advisor to President Nixon from Virginia
* George H.W. Bush, President of the United States from Texas
* David Duke, State Representative from Louisiana
* Harold E. Stassen, former Governor of Minnesota and candidate for the 1944, 1948, 1952, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988 nominations from Pennsylvania

Primary Results

Popular vote result: [ [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=55213 Our Campaigns - US President - R Primaries Race - Feb 01, 1992 ] ]
* George H. W. Bush (inc.) - 9,199,463 (72.84%)
* Pat Buchanan - 2,899,488 (22.96%)
* Unpledged delegates - 287,383 (2.28%)
* David Duke - 119,115 (0.94%)
* Ross Perot - 56,136 (0.44%)
* Pat Paulsen - 10,984 (0.09%)
* Maurice Horton - 9,637 (0.08%)
* Harold Stassen - 8,099 (0.06%)

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