Death of Sen. George McGovern

July 19, 1922 - October 21, 2012
Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Age 90

Former Senator dead at age 90
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BRIAN BAKST, The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three former Democratic presidential candidates paid personal respects Friday to former Sen. George McGovern, whose 1972 campaign for president galvanized the party's liberal wing and ushered in a new generation of political activism.

Walter Mondale, John Kerry and Gary Hart — who like McGovern all spent time in the Senate before unsuccessful runs for the White House — led a crowd of hundreds of mourners at...

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