Geraldine , the first woman to ever run for Vice President of the United States, passed away today. She was 75.
A family spokesperson confirms that Ferraro succombed to blood cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital around 10 a.m. In 1984, the three-term congresswoman from Queens joined Walter Mondale's Presidential ticket in an election against Ronald Reagon and George H.W. Bush.
The latter duo won 49 out of 50 states to retain the White House.
Soon after her passing, Mondale paid tribute to his former running mate, remember her "a remarkable woman and a dear human being" and adding:
"She was a pioneer in our country for justice for women and a more open society. She broke a lot of molds and it's a better country for what she did."
Sarah Palin, who followed in Ferraro's Vice Presidential footsteps in 2008, also released a statement on her Facebook page: "She broke one huge barrier and then went on to break many more. May her example of hard work and dedication to America continue to inspire all women."