Gov. Tim Kaine (D) released the following statement this morning on the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). Kaine issued a longer statement in his capacity of Democratic party chairman.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR KAINE
~ On the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy ~
RICHMOND–Governor Timothy M. Kaine released the following statement upon the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts:
“I am saddened by the news this morning of the passing of a great and gracious statesman. Senator Kennedy was an undeniable force in the halls of Congress and touched countless lives in his five decades of public service. Like his brothers before him, Senator Kennedy unfailingly kept the most vulnerable citizens closest to his heart, and I will greatly miss his compassionate voice and remarkable leadership.
“On behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia, I extend my condolences to his family and loved ones.”