Former U.S. Representative from New York, and the first female vice-presidential candidate from a major party. The running mate to Walter Mondale in his unsuccessful campaign against Ronald Reagan in 1984.
While the Republicans didn't select a female VP candidate, Sarah Palin, until 2008, Geraldine Ferraro from the Democratic Party was a VP candidate in 1984.
by Bobby Smither November 7, 2008
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