Senators Cassidy and Kennedy issue statements on former Gov. Blanco's death

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Sunday, U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy issued statements on the death of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco.

Kennedy's statement reads as follows:

“Becky and I are deeply saddened by Gov. Blanco’s passing and extend our condolences to Coach and their children as well as to Kathleen’s mother. Kathleen was a dedicated public servant and a loving mother, daughter and wife. She led a remarkable life but wasn’t immune to tragedy. She handled those tragedies with tremendous courage and unwavering faith. True faith makes you fearless, and that faith was Kathleen’s solace and strength. Louisiana has suffered a tremendous loss with her passing.”

Cassidy's statement reads as follows:

“Governor Blanco conducted herself with class and grace. She loved and served Louisiana. She will be missed. Condolences to Coach and her children,” said Dr. Cassidy.