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Attorney General DeWine Statement on Pete Domenici


(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued the following statement following the death of former United States Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.)

"Fran and I were very saddened to learn of the death today of our friend and my former colleague, Senator Pete Domenici from New Mexico.  Our hearts go out to Pete’s wife Nancy and their family.

"Pete led with great conviction and passion in the Senate.  He knew how to get things done and was a tireless advocate, especially for those suffering from mental illness.  I was proud to support his efforts on mental health parity.  He had a great empathy for those who suffered from mental health problems and fought doggedly to protect them and their rights.

"It was an honor to serve with Senator Domenici.  We worked together on many issues, including foster care, fugitive safe surrender, education, and historic preservation.  I recall during the debate on the partial-birth abortion ban, he said, 'keep trying and keep trying, and eventually we will succeed.'  He took that same kind of determined approach in fighting for all the issues he cared about.  He leaves an amazing legacy."


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