Cantwell Statement on Passing of Senator Ted Kennedy

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy.


“I am very saddened by the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy.


“He was a tour de force in American politics the likes of which we will never see again.  From drawing the battle lines, to waging the campaign, Ted delivered victory after victory for the American people.


“For all the Kennedy name and fame, Teddy at heart was a legislator; he simply knew how to get things done.  And for nearly half a century, he was the best.


“From workers rights, to health care to civil liberties, and the cause of educational opportunities there is one way to describe Ted Kennedy: our champion.


“He will be sorely missed and never replaced.”