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Transformational Losers: McGovern transformed Democratic Party

Published 01/02/2012, Special to The Washington Post

George McGovern changed the complexion of the Democratic Party. The old New Deal coalition of urban ethnic groups, organized labor and Southern white populists gave way to a new focus on minorities, women, the young and highly educated activists — the same coalition that Barack Obama would ride to victory in 2008.

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