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Object Name Handbill
Catalog Number 1997.56.29
Date 1992
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-1.25 W-4 inches
Description This is a small, orange, photocopied slip of paper which may have been probably distributed around Halloween. In black text across the slip of paper is printed "GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A / $4 TRILLION DOLLAR TREAT / PAY OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT ... VOTE / PEROT."
Notes Texas billionaire Ross Perot launched two, largely self-financed campaigns for the presidency in 1992 and 1996. His call for a balanced budget attracted a substantial grassroots following. This slip of paper with its bright orange color and text reference to giving children treats was likely distributed around Halloween.

This object was donated on October 15, 1997 by Drexell R. Davis. Davis, a self-described "Yellow Dog" Democrat, held several elected positions in the Kentucky state government. His thirty-three years of public service prompted his interest in collecting political memorabilia.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
People Perot, Ross
Subjects Campaigns, Political
Candidates, Political
Candidates, Presidential
National debt
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Political issues
Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Search Terms Presidential election
Presidential candidates
Presidential campaigns
Presidential elections
Presidential primaries
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS