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Our View: Walter Mondale: A politician worth emulating


May 7, 2021

We were sad to hear of Walter “Fritz” Mondale’s passing last month at age 93.

It’s well known that Fritz served as our U.S. Senator before he became Jimmy Carter’s vice president in 1976, and that he was the Democrats’ candidate for president in 1984, winning just one state, Minnesota, in the electoral college. Now that he’s gone, we hope others of his integrity and dedication emerge in the political scene.

Minnesota knew, even when the rest of the country didn’t, what a spectacular and honorable politician Fritz Mondale was, and how his legacy shaped modern politics like fe...

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