Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland

Funeral for former U.S. Senator George McGovern in Sioux Falls, South DakotaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician’s bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal. Kerry said in a statement that Hart, 77, who in recent years gained a name as a national security expert and author, would play a “direct, on-the-ground diplomatic role. …

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