Sitting It Out

Ferraro skips a Senate race

As the only woman ever nominated for Vice President by a major political party, Geraldine Ferraro emerged from the shambles of the Democrats' 1984 defeat with her political fortunes damaged but by no means destroyed. Moreover, a New York Senate seat held by a Republican was coming up for grabs in 1986, offering the former Congresswoman a chance to get back to Washington. But last week Ferraro took herself out of the Senate contest and, at least temporarily, off the political stage. At a crowded press conference held in the Queens Borough Hall, where she had appeared last year with Running...

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