Long serving Massachusetts senator will be remembered for his commitment to the Democratic Party, progressive causes and Chappaquiddick death.
FOX News– Sen. Edward Kennedy, the longtime Massachusetts lawmaker whose personal tragedies along with his professional triumphs and losses unfolded in the public eye, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.
Please remember his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Barack Obama today called Kennedy the greatest senator of our time.
Erick Erickson has more.
Frank J. notes his commitment to civil rights.
Citizen Sarah Palin released this statement:
I would like to extend our sympathies to the Kennedy family as we hear word about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. He believed in our country and fought passionately for his convictions.
-Sarah Palin and family
For Kennedy, the ascension of Obama was an important step toward realizing his goal of health care reform.
At the Democratic National Convention in August 2008, the Massachusetts Democrat promised, “I pledge to you that I will be there next January on the floor of the United States Senate when we begin the great test.”
The Anchoress remembers Senator Kennedy.