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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Passing of Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of former Governor and United State Senator Dale Bumpers:

“The entire state mourns the loss of an Arkansas legend. In my first statewide race, Dale took me to school on Arkansas politics. He was a master storyteller, and his stump speaking was impossible to beat.  From that first campaign in which we were competitors to the time we served together in Congress, I have admired Dale for his skill, heartfelt convictions and his sense of humor.  After he retired, he continued to set an example of civic responsibility and good will during a time of increased partisanship in our nation.  We will all miss Dale."   


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