The unconventional Minnesota Republican Harold Stassen died Sunday at age 93. He ran for president nine times from 1948 to 1992, making him best-remembered today as a punchline. Stassen was the last living person out of 1,700 who signed the 1945 charter that founded the United Nations, and he was part of a movement that's all-but-dead today: liberal Republicanism. "I've never been a right-wing conservative, never have, through the years, and I do not believe in the liberal bashing that's done," he said on C-Span Book Notes in 1990.

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