Skip to comments.Rep. Donald Payne Dies
Posted on 03/06/2012 7:13:20 AM PST by nuconvert
Rep. Donald Payne, a New Jersey Democrat first elected to Congress in 1988, has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 77.
Payne just went public with his illness last month. At the time, he vowed to fight the disease, saying his doctors expect my full recovery, as do I. But as his condition deteriorated, he was flown from Washington to New Jersey in early March on a medical transport.
He passed away on Tuesday, according to news reports confirmed by a congressional aide.
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Sorry to hear of anyones death from colon cancer. Its a tough one to beat.
Well, we can hope it was not painful and somehow they had him sedated enough. Yeah, that’s a bad one alright.
RIP. I wonder if the Christie is going to put the flag at half mast.
It’s a horrible disease. Condolences to his loved ones.
RIP. Any chance of replacing him with a Republican?
I’m sorry as well. My mother died from the treatment for colon/rectal cancer.
Of course. Why wouldn’t he? Don’t you think a Congressman deserves it?
Rest in peace...
Surely you can't be serious.
We'll be lucky if his replacement isn't as looney as Sheila Jackson Lee.
He was a congressman. Being a convincing liar to a sufficient number of people for enough years to get an enormous pension is NOT a recommendation for any postmortem honors...
A life of proud accomplishment.
His lifetime ACU record was 3.1, which easily earns him a place in the land of everylasting sunshine.
“He was a congressman.”
Exactly. That’s why he deserves for Christie to lower the flag to half mast. (whether you like him or politicians in general, or not)
My mother had it too. Treatment for her was worse than the disease. 3 weeks of it flattened her. Stroke, neutropenia, blockage..just awful. Took her a month just to get out of the hospital and another two in rehab. She never touched chemo again. She made it another 3 years, 2 of which she had a fairly decent quality of life. I miss her dearly.
My sympathies to him and his family.
Sureely I am. New Jersey has several Pubbies in it’s delegation.
Your name isn’t “Sureely”!
My mother also died from colo-rectal cancer.
All corrupt, and yet you feel that they should be honored, state wide if not nationwide, for the position they hold that enables their thefts...
Please reconsider the value to society that these people have, and their relative worth as compared to, say, the owners of Google, or a used car salesman.
You’re being ridiculous
Humm, I thought that the air smelled better today!
I’m really sorry for your lost.
Glad to see we’re not stooping to the celebrating the lefty scum were doing on their sicko blogs when Breitbart died.
But they would have no chance of representing Payne's district.
Have you considered starting a foundation in support of convenience store robbers? At least they don't deny their thefts, and they don't get a lifetime pension, health care, and national recognition when they die...
May he rest in peace.
Congressman Payne’s district is overwhelmingly Democrat and majority black, so he definitely will be replaced by a black Democrat from the Newark area. Given the possible alternatives, I hope that Mayor Cory Booker runs for the seat, since he’s honest and, unlike many urban black Democrats, is willing to find common ground and work with Republicans, is open to the concept of school vouchers, and doesn’t have even a trace of anti-Semitism (in fact, he is philo-Semitic).
“He was a congressman. Being a convincing liar to a sufficient number of people for enough years to get an enormous pension is NOT a recommendation for any postmortem honors...”
Say hello to Teddy K.
No chance, new 10th has African American half of Newark, half of Jersey City that is not Hispanic and much more of Bayonne.
Cory Booker would be a good choice under the circumstances, but I haven’t seen his name mentioned. The name everyone is mentioning is Donald Payne Jr, the Newark Council President.
There is a Payne Jr.?
Great, another hereditary seat. Is this the Holy Roman Empire?
RIP to Payne Sr. An uncle of mine is currently fighting the same cancer.
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