DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued this statement following the death of former U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate:
It was with great sadness I learned of Geraldine Ferraro’s passing today. As the first female vice-presidential candidate of a national party, she was a trailblazer and role model for women across the country.
Throughout her career in public service, from her time as an Assistant District Attorney to her work in the U.S. House of Representatives, she fought for a more equal and just society. The Democratic Party and the American people have lost a great advocate, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.