What happened to the presidential runner-ups?

Published On: Oct 17 2012 02:00:29 AM CDT

Here is a look at the careers of recent presidential runner-ups following their unsuccessful bids for the White House.

George McGovern
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As the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972, George McGovern failed to unseat incumbent Richard Nixon. He returned to the U.S. Senate after his presidential campaign, leaving the daily foray of politics after losing his 1980 bid for a fourth Senate term. McGovern was appointed the first UN Global Ambassador on World Hunger by the World Food Program in 2001. He continues to be involved in issues related to agriculture, food, nutrition and hunger.


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