1992 Republican Presidential Primary

                           Four Fundraising Letters

Fundraising letters from late 1991 and early 1992 provide insights into campaign messaging, rhetoric and issues of the day. President George Bush filed to form his re-election campaign committee on Oct. 11, 1991. He was challenged by columnist and pundit Pat Buchanan, who announced his candidacy on Dec. 10, 1991. Former KKK grand wizard and former Louisiana state representative David Duke  announced his candidacy on Dec. 4, 1991.  (Duke was much in the news as he had obtained 38.8% of the vote in the Nov. 16, 1991 runoff for Governor of Louisiana). Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, the 1988 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, considered a run, but ruled it out and endorsed Buchanan.