Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died. He was 93.

Mondale’s family says he died Monday in Minneapolis. Mondale served Minnesota as attorney general and U.S. senator.

He followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H. Humphrey, to the vice presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Mondale’s own try for the White House, in 1984, came at the zenith of Ronald Reagan’s popularity.

On Election Day, he carried only his home state and the District of Columbia.

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Current VP, Kamala Harris, said he “led an extraordinary life of service” in a Tweet.

Walter also sent a warm note to his former staffers and campaign alumni saying he wanted to tell them how much they meant to him.

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