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Wisconsin politicians comment on former president’s passing

MADISON (WKOW) — Governor Scott Walker released a statement on the passing of former President George H. W. Bush reading:

“So sorry to hear of the death of President George Herbert Walker Bush.  In 1988, I cast my first vote for president for him.  I am proud of that vote today.  He was a true gentleman, and our country is better because of his service.”

Walker also said he and his wife are keeping the Bush family in their prayers.

Meanwhile Senator Ron Johnson sent the following statement:

“Throughout his life, George H.W. Bush fought for freedom and prosperity for all Americans. From his service in World War II as a naval aviator to his efforts organizing international disaster relief, the nation and world will never forget his years of public service.”

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Voss tweeted the following:

“Rest In Peace . We are incredibly grateful for your service to our country. Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Bush family from the families throughout Wisconsin.”

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson posted the following on Facebook:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the extended Bush family on the passing of our 41st President. George H.W. Bush was a good friend and we worked together closely on many positive reforms.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote the following on Twitter:

“George H.W. Bush was a man for all seasons: a war hero, statesman, and affectionate family man. In our sadness today, we express our deepest condolences to the Bush family. We give thanks to God for the life of this patriot.”

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