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McGovern

Posted: October 23, 2012 3:18 p.m.
Updated: October 24, 2012 5:00 a.m.

When former Sen. George McGovern died last week at age 90, there were probably many Kershaw County residents who might have remembered him only as the  presidential candidate who got crushed in one of the largest landslides in history, winning only one state plus the District of Columbia against President Richard Nixon in 1972. McGovern’s campaign was somewhat dysfunctional -- he fired his vice presidential running mate, Thomas Eagleton, after revelations that Eagleton had been treated for mental disorders -- and never had a chance against a president who was popular at the time and hadn’t yet been trapped by ...


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