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Report: McGovern Unresponsive

George McGovern, the former senator who lost one of the most lopsided presidential races in modern history, is “no longer responsive” and “is nearing the end,” according to his family Wednesday night. Admitted to hospice two days ago, the 90-year-old McGovern has been dealing with several ailments “that have worsened over recent months,” the family  said in a statement. McGovern represented South Dakota in the Senate from 1963 to 1981, but is probably best known for losing the 1972 presidential election to Richard Nixon, carrying only Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

October 17, 2012 8:56 PM