McGovern Wants to Feed Children in Haiti

The former presidential candidate wants to make Haiti the centerpiece of his program.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

It's been nearly 40 years since he was at his political apex, but 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern still has some punch in Washington. That's because he's half of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. This year, he won the president's backing to double the yearly spending to $200 million, and he tells Whispers that he wants it focused on Haiti. "We ought to make it the centerpiece," he says of feeding poor Haitian kids. "If for no other reason than it's in our own backyard."

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