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In this June 21, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern, Democratic presidential candidate, has breakfast with his daughter Teresa, center, and his wife Eleanor at his hotel Biltmore headquarters in New York following primary victory in New York State.   A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman,  McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends.  (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)
Photo by: Ray Stubblebine
In this June 21, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern, Democratic presidential candidate, has breakfast with his daughter Teresa, center, and his wife Eleanor at his hotel Biltmore headquarters in New York following primary victory in New York State. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)

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