Skip to comments.Former US Rep. Clay Shaw Dies at 74
Posted on 09/11/2013 11:51:56 AM PDT by Borges
Former U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, who spent 26 years in Washington battling over everything from free trade to Everglades restoration and welfare reform, has died following a lengthy battle against lung cancer.
Shaw's family said in a statement that he died Tuesday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. He was 74.
The veteran member of Congress rode into office with President Ronald Reagan in 1980 and survived spirited challenges to his seat over three decades only to lose to a Democratic wave in 2006. He campaigned that year to keep his job months after he had a tumor removed from his lung.
"Clay cherished his time in the U.S. Congress representing the people of South Florida," said his wife Emilie Shaw in a statement. "He was a devoted family man setting a fi
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Although we were not close, I knew Clay and campaigned for him many times. He was a true gentleman and a patriot. He will be missed. RIP.
Clay Shaw was a good guy.
I have been very fortunate to have had two great US representatives: Clay Shaw and Allen West; and two awful ones: Ron Klein and Lois Frankel. Clay was beaten by a lying, unethical, aggressive shyster (Klien) and Allen was beaten by the RINOs in the Florida legislature (redistricting) and corrupt election officials.
A victim of 2006 and then cancer. RIP.
...except for his 'F' rating by the NRA.
He wrote the welfare reform bill that Clinton signed in 1996 which basically did away with Federal welfare. He was also behind the bill that repealed the income tax on Social Security.
Really? There's no more federal welfare????