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Associated Press, Published August 26 2009

Klobuchar: Kennedy was mentor, inspirational

MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Amy Klobucher says Edward Kennedy's passion for a cause and his country and his love for the Senate made her want to ``go to work every day.'

Klobucher issued a statement Wednesday on the death of Sen. Kennedy at age 77 from brain cancer.

The Minnesota Democrat says Kennedy was a mentor and an inspiration to many who were new on Capitol Hill.

Klobucher says the late senator had a ``fiery zest for the legislative battles that was always tempered by a bipartisan pragmatism.'

Klobucher served in the Senate with Kennedy for about two years.

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