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EDITOR’S NOTE — Walter R. Mears, who reported on government and politics for The Associated Press in Washington for 40 years, covered George McGovern in the Senate and in his 1972 presidential campaign. By WALTER MEARS CHAPEL HILL, N.C....
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock...
The accomplishments of South Dakota's George McGovern cannot be overstated. Known nationally for his failed 1972 presidential campaign against Richard Nixon, McGovern had a long and storied career representing South Dakota from 1956 through 1981, in...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsVelma Beeman says she got the call while in church. "It was expected, because I had been forewarned by one of his friends that he was having a bad time," Beeman says. Former U.S. Arlen Spector was her classmate and high school friend. He died Sunday at...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Arlen Specter
CNNPHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
Call Harrisburg BureauIf Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen and chieftains...
A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney may achieve the nearly impossible: He may receive even less than the tiny 4 percent of the black vote that Sen. John McCain won four years ago. President Barack Obama holds a 4-point lead over Romney, his Republican...
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
To Dennis, from Eric What does it tell you that, even though the economy is apparently stuck in the doldrums and President Barack Obama's base is dispirited and his popularity ratings underwhelming, I still confidently predict he'll be re-elected?...
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is calling for increased civility and bipartisanship in Congress. Dole made his comments Friday after Kansas honored him by giving him the first spot on a new "Walk of Honor" at the Statehouse in Topeka....
Former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole retured to Kansas Friday. The long time Republican leader is in his hometown of Russell where a meet and greet was held with the people of his hometown. Many residents took time to visit with the...
Tags: U.S. Senate, Politics, Elections
Former U.S. Sen. Jim Abdnor, the South Dakota Republican who ousted George McGovern from the Senate only to lose his seat after one term to another prominent Democrat, has died. He was 89. Abdnor, who was a farmer, teacher and World War II veteran...
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