First Female Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro Dies

Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman vice presidential candidate on a major U.S. party ticket, died Saturday at age 75 after a long battle with blood cancer.

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    Family members say Ferraro was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998. She died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital.  
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    Nov. 6, 1984: Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro gathers with her family at a hotel in New York as they await the returns of the presidential election. At center is her husband, John Zaccaro, and their children John Jr. , Laura, and Donna. 
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    July 19, 1984: Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale, center, and his running mate Geraldine Ferraro, right, wave from the podium at the conclusion of the final session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, Calif.
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    Ferraro is pictured campaigning in 1984.
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    Sept. 18, 1984: Ferraro holds up a document claiming President Ronald Reagan has failed to support a single arms control agreement which six previous U.S. presidents have. Ferraro, addressing the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, claimed Reagan’s policies led to an “arms control gridlock” that does not reduce the risk of nuclear war (AP).
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    Oct. 11, 1984: Vice-President George H. Bush, left, shakes hands with Democratic vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro before the beginning of their debate in Philadelphia.
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    Aug. 21, 1984: Ferraro explains the finances of herself and husband during a news conference in the Queens borough of New York.
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    Aug. 1, 1984: Ferraro gives the thumbs-up sign to a crowd of supporters in downtown Jackson, Miss., as Walter Mondale and Ferraro kicked off their 1984 campaign in this Southern city. Behind Ferraro are Mondale, state Rep. Robert Clark and former Gov. William Winter.
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    Ferraro later campaigned for a U.S. Senate seat in New York 
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    Ferraro and Mondale campaign in 1984
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    Ferraro was also a Fox News contributor 
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