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May 2, 2009

Former VP Candidate Jack Kemp Dies

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Former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp has died, according to the Associated Press. Kemp was diagnosed with cancer in January.

Kemp ran on the presidential ticket with Sen. Bob Dole in 1996. A 1996 New York Times article provides more background on Kemp's faith and politics.

After his marriage, Mr. Kemp became a Presbyterian. He does not like to talk about his religion, although he says he has become a born-again Christian. He is a staunch opponent of legal abortions. But as a politician, he has always been more interested in economic issues than in the social issues like abortion that dominate the political thinking of organizations on the Christian right.

Comments

Like Obama and like myself, Mr. Kemp went to Occidental College, a formerly Presbyterian college in Los Angeles.
May he rest in peace.

Jack Kemp would have made an excellent President or VP. Unfortunately that is not to be.

I MADE JACK'S CLOTHES FOR 14 YEARS. HE WAS PURE CLASS AND INTEGRITY. oUR COUNTRY HAS LOST A GREAT LEADER AND HIS FAMILY EVEN MORE. GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BE GOOD TO HIM