Clayton Williams (born October 8, 1931 - February 14, 2020) is an American businessman and philanthropist from Midland who ran for Governor of Texas in the Texas gubernatorial election of 1990. Despite securing the Republican nomination and initially leading in the polls against Democratic challenger Texas State Treasurer Ann Richards by twenty points, Williams ultimately lost the race.
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- March 26, 1990, at his ranch ("Texas Candidate's Comment About Rape Causes a Furor". The New York Times. Associated Press. March 26, 1990. ; "Williams' apologizes for comparing bad weather to rape". United Press International. March 25, 1990. ; Redden, Molly (August 19, 2012). "Five Other Politicians Who’ve Said Idiotic Things About Rape". The New Republic. ; Mikkelson, David (February 27, 2014). "Did Republicans Actually Say These Things About Rape?". Snopes. )