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Senators and governor issue statements on the passing of former U.S. Representative Ike Skelton

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STATEMENT ISSUED OCTOBER 28, 2013 BY THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR ROY BLUNT (MO.)

Statement Of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt On The Passing Of The Honorable Ike Skelton

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Representative Ike Skelton (Mo.):

"It was a great privilege to serve Missouri in the Congress with Ike Skelton and to benefit from his friendship and advice.

"No member of the Congress was more dedicated to America's defense and those who defend us than Ike Skelton.

"He loved our country and its history and will be remembered for his contributions to both."

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STATEMENT ISSUED OCTOBER 28, 2013 BY THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL (MO.)

McCaskill: Ike Skelton ‘represented the very best of Missouri’

Senator pays tribute to former U.S. House Armed Services Chairman who passed away Monday night

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill tonight released the following statement in tribute to former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, who passed away Monday night:

“Missouri lost a giant tonight. Ike Skelton represented the very best of Missouri, and fought tirelessly for the state he loved. Those of us lucky enough to call him a friend know that he lived the Missouri values of compromise and common sense. And in his half-century of service, he showed how Missouri could be a leader in contributing to the safety and security of our nation. I join all Missourians in sending my thoughts and prayers to Patty and the rest of Ike’s family. I’ll miss him dearly.”

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STATEMENT ISSUED OCTOBER 28, 2013 BY THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON

Gov. Nixon issues statement on the passing of Congressman Ike Skelton

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – Gov. Jay Nixon tonight issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Ike Skelton:

“A role model to whom I had the honor of presenting Missouri’s highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Medal, Ike Skelton inspired us all with his quiet dignity and tireless commitment to America’s men and women in uniform,”Gov. Nixon said. “A friend to Missourians, Americans and liberty-loving people worldwide, Congressman Skelton embodied the true meaning of public service and will forever be remembered as a leader who left a legacy of greater prosperity and security for his district, our state and our nation.”

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