1993 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

P.F. Bentley


01 January, 1992

Bill Clinton goes through a 'dry run' for his nomination acceptance speech. Presidential candidate Clinton's campaign had its ups and downs. After surviving accusations of adultery and dodging the draft, the Democratic candidate built up a 20 percent lead on his Republican rival, George Bush. But as D-day approached this dwindled to only 5 percent. On 3 November 1992, 100 million Americans - 54 percent of the total electorate - voted to put an end to 12 years of Republican rule. "The American people have voted to make a new beginning," said the president-elect to a jubilant election night crowd in his home state of Arkansas.

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P.F. Bentley

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