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WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The tragic death of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone in a plane crash Friday leaves the already murky situation in the Senate -- just 11 days before the

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PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

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WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's plan to explore for oil inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is, if anything, controversial. For some, ANWR is a frozen paradise, to be forever preserved in its pristine entirety. For others, it is an iced-over desert of li
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Walter Mondale
Reagan-Mondale Debate: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Democratic challenger Walter Mondale face off at their Louisville, KY, debate on October 10, 1984. (UPI/Files)

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–1981), under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United States Senator for Minnesota (1964–1976). He was the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in the United States presidential election of 1984.

Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1951. He then served in the US Army in the Korean War before earning a law degree in 1956. He married Joan Adams in 1955. Working as a lawyer in Minneapolis, Mondale was elected to the position of attorney general in 1960. He was appointed US Senator in late 1964 as a member of the Democratic Party upon the resignation of Hubert Humphrey, and held that post until 1976. In the Senate, he supported open housing, tax reform and the desegregation of schools. He opposed United States involvement in the Vietnam War.

In 1976, Carter, the Democratic presidential nominee, chose Mondale as his vice presidential running mate in the forthcoming election. The Carter/Mondale ticket defeated incumbent president Gerald Ford. Carter and Mondale's time in office was marred by a worsening economy, and although both were renominated by the Democratic Party, they lost the 1980 election to Republican Ronald Reagan.

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