Pete du Pont’s 1988 Presidential Campaign: A Twentysomething Career Perspective

1988 GOP presidential candidate Pete du Pont Photo Credit: Bettmann — Getty Images

Former Delaware Governor Pete du Pont’s passing several days ago made me reflect on two entirely separate matters:

First, the quality of the man as I experienced it first-hand working on his 1988 presidential campaign as his New Hampshire press secretary. As a transient staffer — one of hundreds who’d likely passed through du…