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Walter Mondale
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    (January 5, 1928-April 19, 2021)
    Son of a Methodist minister
    Worked for Hubert Humphrey's Senate campaign (1948)
    Graduated from the University of Minnesota (1951)
    Corporal, US Army (c.1951-1953)
    Worked as a law clerk in the Minnesota Supreme Court
    Practiced law (1956-1960)
    Campaign manager for Governor Orville Freeman, who then appointed him Minnesota Attorney General (1960-1964)
    Appointed to the US Senate after Hubert Humphrey became Vice President (1964)
    US Senator (1964-1977)
    42nd Vice President of the US in the Carter Administration (1976-1980)
    Suffered one of the worst election losses in US history when opponent Ronald Reagan carried 49 states; Mondale won only his home state of Minnesota and D.C. (1984)
    US Ambassador to Japan (1993-1997)
    Served on numerous nonprofit organization committees, corporate boards, and US government delegations
    First known political user of the phrase 'Where's the Beef'
    Married with three children
    He believes NASA is a waste of money.
    He achieved most of his major political offices by appointment, not election.
    He is a far-left liberal who has supported nuclear demobilization, tax increases, a greatly expanded welfare system and a weakened CIA.
    He tried to make a comeback in the Senate in 2002 after the death of Paul Wellstone, but lost.
    When it was revealed that his net worth was only $77,000, he said: 'I want to be vice president because I need the money.'
    He said he would raise taxes in 1984, a step which many historians believe torpedoed his presidential campaign.
    His presidential campaign has become synonymous with landslide political defeats.
    He went from an 8-point lead to a narrow defeat in his 2002 Senate campaign.
    He advocated for desegregation.
    He helped democratize Poland and Hungary after the Cold War.
    He supported free trade.
    One of his former aides said: 'Behind closed doors, he was one of the funniest people we knew.'
    He enjoys barbecuing.
    He was one of the most active vice presidents ever.
    He chose a woman as his running mate (the first major-party candidate to do so).
    His daughter Eleanor had a career as a TV hostess.

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    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 203 Votes: 32.51% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 95 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 64 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 54 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 473 Votes: 60.68% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 29 Votes: 51.72% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 78 Votes: 51.28% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 167 Votes: 69.46% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 43 Votes: 51.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 136 Votes: 51.47% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 126 Votes: 43.65% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 256 Votes: 42.97% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 650 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 697 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 624 Votes: 55.29% Annoying
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