McGovern Endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton
October 9, 2007, 10:29 AM
Former Senator George McGovern has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The 85-year-old McGovern, who lives in Mitchell, says Clinton is a "seasoned, thoughtful, caring person." He says her experience as a US senator and first lady make her the best qualified Democrat.
McGovern made the endorsement over the weekend in Iowa. He says his personal loyalty to Bill and Hillary Clinton influenced his endorsement decision.
McGovern says he has never seen a time when it looks more like a Democratic victory on the national level. He attributed it to what he called President Bush's "weakening" of the Republican Party and the country through, "bad leadership."
McGovern, the Democratic nominee in 1972, lost the general election by a landslide to President Nixon.
© 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
9/15/2014 10:53 AM
According to Sioux Falls Police, 16-year-old Piper Hyser was found Sunday afternoon.
9/18/2014 5:20 PM
A successful Estelline cross country athlete is being forced to sit this season out because she participated in a charity run aimed at keeping kids aw...
9/17/2014 1:18 PM
Law enforcement are involved in a search at a Canton business.
9/20/2014 12:35 PM
A two vehicle crash has left one person with life threatening injuries.
9/19/2014 9:55 PM
At spots like 18th Amendment, people can enjoy food, entertainment and an alcoholic drink, but the way people consume that drink could be changing dra...