Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle says he and hundreds of other Democratic party candidates can thank George McGovern for giving them the courage to run.
Daschle spoke about the former U.S. senator and three-time presidential candidate during McGovern's funeral service on Friday in Sioux Falls. McGovern died Sunday at age 90.
Daschle said that until McGovern, the idea of getting elected as a Democrat in conservative South Dakota seemed as likely as Martians landing in the front yard.
Daschle said the fact that McGovern won both the House and Senate expanded the hopes and aspirations of hundreds of Democratic candidates in South Dakota and beyond.
Daschle said he had never known anyone who preached the gospel as effectively and in such a variety of ways as McGovern.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
McDonald's Will Launch All Day Breakfast On Oct. 6
Downtown Rail Yard Agreement Is Official
Monday Evening Business Brief
Tuesday Afternoon Business Brief
Monday Afternoon Business Brief
Tuesday Morning Business Brief
BBB Warns Scam Attempts Likely to Follow Virginia Shooting
Wednesday Morning Business Brief