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Yarmuth Statement on the Passing of Senator Walter "Dee" Huddleston

LOUISVILLE – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) released the statement below on the passing of former United States Senator Walter "Dee" Huddleston.

"Dee Huddleston was a kindhearted and thoughtful man. Though he was a spirited politician, he never quite enjoyed the combative side of politics. His interests remained in serving the people of Kentucky to the very best of his ability. When he was first elected to the Senate in 1973, I was working as a staffer for Senator Cook, and I had the distinct joy of getting to know him and his staff well as we developed a great working relationship and friendship inside the Capitol and out. We stayed in touch over the years, and even compared political notes after I became a Democrat. Dee had an unmatched personality and a heart of gold. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers."