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Ross Perot is an American businessman who is best known for running as an Independent candidate in the 1992 presidential election. During the election, he won roughly 19% of the popular vote, although he won no electoral college votes. The following election, he ran as a candidate for the Reform Party (a party that he founded) and won only 8% of the popular vote. While he has not run for president or been actively involved in politics since 1996, he has endorsed presidential hopefuls, including Republican Mitt Romney in 2008 and 2012.