Sen. George McGovern Dead, 1922-2012

We have some sad news to report as we learned former Sen. George McGovern died. The former presidential nominee was 90. Sen. McGovern served three terms in the Senate, but he may be best known for his landslide loss against President Richard Nixon in 1972. His campaign was known for the strict opposition to the Vietnam War, but that was overshadowed when it was found out that his running mate, Tom Eagleton, had undergone electro-shock therapy for depression. He then replaced his running mate with Sargent Shriver, an in-law in the Kennedy family, and the first director of the Peace Corps. He also ran for President in 1984, but failed to gain traction. Since then, he has fought against wars and hunger. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton.

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Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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