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Statement By John McCain On Senator Ted Kennedy

May 17, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on the news concerning Senator Ted Kennedy:

"I was very sorry to hear that Senator Kennedy has taken ill, and like millions of Americans, Cindy and I anxiously await word of his condition. Senator Kennedy's role in the U.S. Senate cannot be overstated. He is a legendary lawmaker, and I have the highest respect for him. When we have worked together, he has been a skillful, fair and generous partner. I consider it a great privilege to call him my friend. Cindy and I are praying for our friend, his wife, Vicki and the Kennedy family."

John McCain, Statement By John McCain On Senator Ted Kennedy Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/291017

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