1992 George H. W. Bush

Incumbent Republican President George H. W. Bush addresses supporters at a rally in Burlington on Oct. 31, 1992. To his left stand Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Sen. Bob Kasten, R-Milwaukee.

MEG THENO - Wisconsin State Journal archives

Incumbent President George H. W. Bush easily won the Republican primary in Wisconsin in 1992, but lost the state (and the presidency) in the general election to Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton when Texas billionaire businessman Ross Perot launched a national third-party candidacy.

Wisconsin Republican primary election results

  • Date: April 7, 1992
  • Winner: George H. W. Bush
  • Votes for: 364,507 (76%)

Wisconsin general election results

  • Date: Nov. 3, 1992
  • Winner: Bill Clinton
  • Votes for: 1,041,066 (41%)
  • National winner: Bill Clinton
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