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Governor Mourns Passing of Senator Edward Kennedy

August 26, 2009

AUGUSTA – Governor John E. Baldacci released the following statement today after learning of the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“Sen. Kennedy was an inspirational leader and a good friend of mine and my family,” Governor Baldacci said. “He has been at the center of the most important public policy debates of my generation and through it all he fought for those without a voice of their own. He believed in fairness and opportunity, and while a ferocious fighter for what he thought was right, Sen. Kennedy always managed to reach across the aisle to find common ground.”

“I am deeply saddened by Sen. Kennedy’s death. He was a lion of a man, and will be missed by a nation grateful for his lifetime of service.”

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