McGovern no longer responsive

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Oct 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

SIOUX FALLS, SD  (KNSI)  The family of former South Dakota U.S. Senator George McGovern says the 90 year-old is "no longer responsive" in hospice care.

McGovern's family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. His daughter, Ann McGovern, earlier told the Associated Press that her father is "nearing the end," and appears restful and peaceful.

McGovern was the Democratic candidate for president in 1972, losing to Richard Nixon. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1957 to 1961, and was in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981.

In recent years, he turned his focus to world hunger.

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