Sen. Hutchinson Releases Statement On Ted Kennedy

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) has issued a statement on the news that Sen. Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a brain tumor:

Sen. Ted Kennedy is a legendary figure in the Senate, having given 46 years of his life to public service.  Two weeks ago Sen. Kennedy and I conducted a committee hearing to assess our efforts in fighting cancer, and we heard directly from experts, including Lance Armstrong.  Now, as Sen. Kennedy and I are drafting legislation to renew the War on Cancer, we have been given a poignant reminder that the battle has not been won.

At this difficult time, I will offer my prayers for Sen. Kennedy, his wife Vicki, and the entire Kennedy family.
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