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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion September 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. Hart joined former Sen. Gary Hart (D-CO) and Sen. Patrick Leahy in discussing "Surveillance and Foreign Intelligence Gathering in the United States: Past, Present, and Future." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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.