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Sioux Falls, SD — 

Senator John Thune issued the following statement after the passing of former Senator George McGovern:

Senators McGovern, Abdnor, and Thune“Senator George McGovern lived a life of exemplary service. George’s legacy of service will live on at the leadership program created in his name by his beloved Dakota Wesleyan University and in the hearts of all of those who took courage and inspiration from his public life and quiet, but powerful voice in the counsels of government. Throughout his post-political life, George dedicated himself to the service of his fellow man in the crusade against hunger around the world. Today South Dakota mourns the loss of a war hero and a great statesman, and our history will forever reflect the impact of George McGovern. Despite our political differences, I was always proud to call Senator McGovern my friend and he will be deeply missed by those he met and those who were fortunate enough to experience his goodwill through the world. Kimberley and my prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”