More sadness to report from another wonderful political family. Thoughts and prayers go to the Mondale family.
Eleanor Mondale, a broadcast journalist and the daughter of former vice president Walter Mondale, has died at 51, according to the Associated Press.
Family spokeswoman Lynda Pedersen says Mondale died Saturday at her home in Minnesota. Mondale had been diagnosed with brain cancer years earlier.
Mondale had been off the air at Minneapolis station WCCO-AM since March 2009, when she announced that her brain cancer had come back. She had surgery to remove the tumor in August 2009 at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. A post on her CaringBridge website declared the surgery a success.
Mondale worked for her father during his unsuccessful attempt to unseat President Ronald Reagan in 1984. She also made phone calls in 2002 in her father’s last campaign, when the former VP took the ballot slot of Senator Paul Wellstone, who died in a plane crash just days before the election.