What happened to the presidential runner-ups?

Published On: Oct 17 2012 12:00:29 AM PDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2012 08:51:33 AM PDT

Here is a look at the careers of recent presidential runner-ups following their unsuccessful bids for the White House.

Walter Mondale
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Walter Mondale failed in his 1984 presidential bid to unseat Republican President Ronald Regan. After the election, Mondale joined a Minnesota law firm and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. President Bill Clinton appointed Mondale as U.S. Ambassador to Japan in 1993. In 2002, after Sen. Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash 11 days before the Nov. 5 election, Mondale replaced him on the ballot. Mondale ended up losing to Republican Norm Coleman. Mondale continues to work with the law firm Dorsey and Whitney in Minnesota.


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