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Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75

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BOSTON (KWWL) -- Geraldine Ferraro died Saturday morning at the age of 75.

Ferraro was the first woman to run on a major party's presidential ticket.

She died of complications from Multiple Myeloma, a blood cancer she battled for twelve years.

Ferraro was a congresswoman from New York City when she rose to fame as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984.

And though the two were defeated in a landslide by President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush, she had broken down barriers.

In the 1990s Ferraro twice ran for U.S. Senate and lost.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years and three children.

 

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