Geraldine Ferraro, the Queens congresswoman who made history as the first woman to serve on a major party’s presidential ticket, died Saturday. She was 75.More from Politico
Her family said she passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital of complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer she struggled with for 12 years.
Eager to shake up a race he was losing, Walter Mondale chose Ferraro as his running mate on the Democrats’ 1984 ticket. The pair lost the race badly, carrying only Minnesota and the District of Columbia against Ronald Reagan, but Ferraro became an inspiration for women in both parties to get into politics.
“Every time a woman runs, women win,” Ferraro famously said.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
R.I.P. Geraldine Ferraro. A real trailblazer. From Politico: