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Obama on Ike: “He will be missed”

Updated: 2013-10-29T14:41:00Z

By DAVE HELLING

More reaction to the death of former U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton:

“For 34 years, Ike Skelton served the people of Missouri in the United States Congress. He was beloved and respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Ike was a devoted advocate for our men and women in uniform...

“He will be missed. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Patty, his family and loved ones.” — President Barack Obama.

“Ike Skelton represented the very best of Missouri, and fought tirelessly for the state he loved. Those of us lucky enough to call him a friend know that he lived the Missouri values of compromise and common sense.” — Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

“Ike always put Missouri and America first. He was a great Missourian who was an unsurpassed expert on military and national defense matters. Ike was also an Eagle Scout, and though we were from different parties, I knew I could always work with Ike to benefit our state.” — Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.

“He made sure that every man and woman in uniform who put their lives on the line would receive the support they had earned and the deepest respect they deserved.” — Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca.

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