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Statement by Former Senator Pete Domenici on the Death of Former Senator Ted Stevens

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) on the death of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK):

"I served with Ted Stevens during my entire 36 years in the United States Senate and without a doubt he was one of the best friends a man could have. He was a dedicated American with a long-standing and impressive record of public service -- a World War II veteran and a Senator who worked tirelessly to help his state and its citizens. His strength and fortitude grew with age and he became a pillar of the Senate.

"Most Americans only knew Ted Stevens by his appearances on television and by reputation. His gruff exterior concealed a generous and caring man who went out of his way many times to help me and his other colleagues in ways great and small.

"Alaskans and all Americans have lost a true hero. My heart and condolences go out to his family."

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In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. Currently, the BPC focuses on issues including health care, energy, national and homeland security, transportation, science and economic policy. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/.

Source: Bipartisan Policy Center

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