SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Vice President Walter Mondale and U.S. Sen. John Kerry are among the hundreds of people who have turned out for a funeral to honor former U.S. Sen. George McGovern.
Mondale and Kerry arrived shortly before the service was to start at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.
McGovern, a three-time Democratic presidential candidate, died Sunday. He was 90.
Following news of McGovern’s death, Kerry released a statement saying McGovern was a “voice of clarity and conviction at a time when America needed it most.”
Also in attendance is one-time presidential hopeful Gary Hart. He was scheduled to speak at the service.
McGovern will be buried in a private ceremony in Washington at a later date.
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