Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for Vice President on a major party ticket died today at 75 of blood cancer. In 1984, she and Walter Mondale lost in a landslide to Reagan and George H.W. Bush. She later worked as a lawyer and was a high profile supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, until she stepped down after implying Obama's campaign success was due only to his race.

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