Tribpedia: Ross Perot

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Ross Perot is a retired Texas businessman and former third-party presidential candidate.

Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962, and the company quickly came to prominence when it computerized Medicare records. The company went public in 1968, and the stock price rose from $16 to $160 within days. Perot gained national attention when the Iranian government imprisoned two EDS ...

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Spoiler Alert: Medina Switch Could Upend Electoral Math

Debra Medina hosts a monthly potluck with Tea Party activists at her home in Wharton on Sept. 6, 2013.
Debra Medina hosts a monthly potluck with Tea Party activists at her home in Wharton on Sept. 6, 2013.

Republican Debra Medina says she has been encouraged to drop her bid for comptroller and to run instead for governor — as an independent. Why would someone ask her to do that? Political tricksters could be hoping an independent candidate will siphon off votes and change the outcome of the gubernatorial election.