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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Marino Response to Passing of Sen. Arlen Specter

October 16, 2012
Press Release

Williamsport, PA – U.S. Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) released the following statement in response to the passing of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter:

“I am saddened by the news of Sen. Specter's passing earlier today.  Arlen was instrumental in my appointment and confirmation to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and for that I will always be grateful.  He was a public servant in every sense and above all, an advocate for the Commonwealth in his years in the Senate.  
“The perseverance he demonstrated in his fight against cancer offered hope to all of us affected by this disease.  While Arlen’s battle with cancer is now over, his efforts to support medical research will not soon be forgotten by those of us still in the fight.  My thoughts are with his family and I hope that they accept my sincere condolences.”