Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Perot Turns Focus to Coming Elections

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Perot Turns Focus to Coming Elections

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Ornery and defiant in the face of defeat, Ross Perot vowed Wednesday to make his organization "bigger and stronger" in time for retribution against congressional supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Perot announced that starting this morning, his political organization, United We Stand America, would step up its efforts to recruit new members nationwide, with the primary goal of influencing the 1994 congressional and 1996 presidential elections.

He indicated that his organization would attempt to politically punish legislators who supported NAFTA. And he left open the possibility that he might again seek the presidency.

"Tomorrow will be the start of a new day," he said in an interview, looking fresh and primed despite spending 10 months of campaigning coast to coast in his struggle to defeat the trade pact.

"Think of all of this as three votes," he said. "There's NAFTA tonight. And then there's 1994 and 1996. You get my point?"

Perot refused to disclose how many members already have been signed up by United We Stand America, which originally was formed when he ran in the 1992 presidential race, finishing with a 20 percent of the vote. …

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