Byrd's Death Leaves 'Void' in West Virginia
Wereschagin, Mike, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The death of Sen. Robert Carlyle Byrd leaves the Senate without its most vocal defender, strips Democrats of a crucial vote in the fight to pass a financial regulatory reform bill and sets up a battle among West Virginia's top politicians for a seat that hasn't been vacant in many of their lifetimes.
Byrd, who served in Congress for nearly a quarter of the nation's history, died at 3 a.m. Monday in Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. He was 92. He was in failing health for years and was hospitalized last week with symptoms of heat exhaustion and dehydration. Neither the hospital nor his office released a cause of death.
Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin must balance …
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