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“Mr. Magoo,” Sen. George McGovern

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“Mr. Magoo,” Sen. George McGovern

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Actor Warren Beatty, one of the many stars who campaigned for Sen. George McGovern in 1972, stands outside the South Dakota senator's headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Associated Press)

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Actor Warren Beatty, one of the many stars who campaigned for Sen. George McGovern in 1972, stands outside the South Dakota senator's headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Associated Press)

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Electing Sen. George McGovern as president in 1972 seemed possible to those whose hopes were dashed by the assassination four years earlier of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy during his presidential run. Mr. McGovern, who died Sunday at 90, lost the election to Richard Nixon. (Associated Press)

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In this Jan. 20, 2012 photo, George McGovern speaks during First Coast Technical Collegeís winter commencement ceremony on in St. Augustine, Fla. 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 a spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/The St. Augustine Record, Daron Dean)

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Former Senator George McGovern takes questions after speaking to students at St. Augustine High School in Fla. on February 10, 2010. Former Sen. George McGovern, who lost 1972 presidential bid to Nixon, has died at 90, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.(AP Photo/The St. Augustine Record, Daron Dean)

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In this Jan. 20, 2012 photo, George McGovern speaks during First Coast Technical Collegeís winter commencement ceremony on in St. Augustine, Fla. 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 a spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/The St. Augustine Record, Daron Dean)

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In this March 25, 1974 file photo, Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota listens to constituents as he arrives at Pierre, S.D. airport. 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/Jim Mone, File)

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In this June 11, 2011 photo, George McGovern, right, sits next to Andrew Young during the dedication of the Andrew Young Crossing monument in St. Augustine, Fla. 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 a spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo/The St. Augustine Record, Daron Dean)

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In this Aug. 12, 1968, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern (D-SD.) waves on his arrival to New York. 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/John Lindsay, File)

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In this Aug. 23, 1970 file photo, Sens. George McGovern, D-S.D. left, and Robert Dole, R-Kan., are interviewed on ABC's "Issues and Answers" in Washington. 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/ABC Television, File)

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In this Oct. 13, 1983 file photo, Presidential hopefuls, Sen. John Glenn, left, former Sen. George McGovern, center, and former Vice-President Walter Mondale, right, pause for photographers after debating the nuclear arms issue at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. 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. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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In this Sept. 21, 1972 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. George McGovern, looks up as he is introduced at a Philadelphia campaign appearance. 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. (AP Photo, File)

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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)

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In this March 10, 1969 file photo, Rosalie Bryant holds her two year old son, Gregory Michael as she talks to Senators George McGovern, D-S.D., right and Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., in Immokalee, Fla. 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/Jim Bourdier, File)

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In this Aug. 8, 1972 file photo, Sen. George McGovern and Sargent Shriver in Washington after the Democratic National Committee endorsed Sargent Shriver as the new vice presidential nominee. 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, File)