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Geraldine Ferraro Dies

3/26/2011 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Geraldine Ferraro, the first major female vice presidential candidate, died today of complications from blood cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 75.

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Ferraro, a Democrat, was Walter Mondale's running mate in the 1984 presidential election. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years before that, representing New York's 9th Congressional District.

According to a statement from her family, she died surrounded by loved ones after battling multiple myeloma for twelve years.

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RD    

12 year battle with cancer; this woman was a class act. R.I.P.

1270 days ago
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gutsygirl    

Finally, a respectful headline, TMZ, and for a wonderful lady. Why not do that for others instead of XXXX XXXXXX- DEAD at 83!

1270 days ago
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Sandra     

A straight shooting politician and a trailblazer!!! Rest in peace Geraldine!!!!

1270 days ago
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janalal4    

She was definitely a class act! Sad to say I'm old enough to remember when these two candidates ran. Hard to believe it's been that long. A female VP candidate was 'something' back then! How times have changed:)Thanks for blazing the trail. RIP Geraldine

1270 days ago
35.

JLS    

RIP Geri. Thank you for your service to this country.

Perhaps the crazy Republicans (aka Tea Baggers) can stop with the liberal word for a second or two. After all we don't call them conservatives anymore. We CAN'T! They used up the surplus left by President Clinton and went on to spend us into oblivion. I'd say they deserve the liberal tag!

1270 days ago
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janalal4    

Damn, just read thru the comments & some of you are just downright sad human beings. The lady has passed. Get off your frickin political soap box & be a human being. How about a 'RIP Geraldine' & be done with it. Why the need to rail on with your 'agenda' & insensitive crap?

1270 days ago
37.

Regulator    

Why couldn't **** Cheney get incurable cancer? Why Geri?

1270 days ago
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Regulator    

Even his name gets bleeped out because he's such a terrible person.

1269 days ago
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Mrs. Pine    

I hated this nasty bitch! First of all, regardless of who Mondale picked for VP, he was never going to beat the Gipper. She took the nom to be a "trailblazer," even though she had a husband in the Mafia, a son dealing cocaine, etc. So she was kind of a John Edwards type, back then.

Flash forward 20 years when, to show her support for Hillary, she went around making comments declaring that Obama was only able to have success in the primaries because he was black. When she was criticized for this racist comment, she cried "Nobody would be upset if a man said it." So she was a hypocrite who could dish out racism, but then cry sexism when people got upset.

She did absolutely nothing for our country.

1269 days ago
40.

Martin    

Who?

1269 days ago
41.

GeneL    

"I am betting the Demorat comment was nothing but a typo."

Posted at 11:00 AM on Mar 26, 2011 by Danie
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I think we all know by now that Harvey's staff has issues with grammar, syntax and spelling. Today we have "Demorat", the other day we had that "crazed"/"grazed" thing.

I think the staff is having too much fun amidst insufficient journalistic skills.

1269 days ago
42.

MiMi    

Demo-rat?????

1269 days ago
43.

tink    

RIP! God bless!

1269 days ago
44.

sfinsf    

I will never forget the day that she accepted the nomination for VP. I was in my early 20s, standing in my living room, watching it on TV...and when she walked to the podium and accepted, I burst into tears. Until that very moment, I had never really realized how the doors to political leadership had been locked to American women. She was a great lady. And for those of you who don't know who Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm from NYC was -- look her up. She mad Geraldine Ferraro possible -- and I don't care what your politics are, if you are an American, male, female, any race, you owe a HUGE debt to Shirley Chisholm, Geraldine Ferraro and Hilary Clinton for the courageous role they played in ensuring that our democracy is TRULY a democracy -- where all are allowed a shot at the Presidency. That is our dream as a nation -- and they had huge courage in what they did, in blazing new trails.

1269 days ago
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lou    

Rest in peace, Geraldine. I wish we had more middle-of-the-road politicians like her these days.

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