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Former Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN) dies at 79
Virginiamn.com ^ | May 3, 2014

Posted on 05/03/2014 10:25:18 AM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

Former 8th District Congressman Jim Oberstar of Chisholm died in his sleep this morning. Oberstar, Minnesota’s longest serving congressman, was 79.

The Oberstar family released this statement this morning:

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Jim Oberstar has passed way. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and brother. While we mourn the loss of a good man, we also celebrate his life and his service. We ask for your thoughts and prayers, and understanding, at this very difficult time.”

Oberstar, a Democrat, went to work for his predecessor, John Blatnik, in 1963 and succeeded him in the election of 1974. He rose to be chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in 2006.

Oberstar was defeated in 2010 in a shocking defeat in the heavily Democratic district by former Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack. Cravaack was then defeated in 2012 by current Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.

Oberstar was the son of an underground miner from Chisholm.

He is survived by his wife Jean, four children and eight grandchildren.


TOPICS: US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: jimoberstar

1 posted on 05/03/2014 10:25:18 AM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

RIP. I am sorry for the family’s loss but he was a terrible crook in office.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 10:33:00 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

Another paper butt demoncrat going to have his butt catch fire in hell. Condolences to the family and may Obama care help them in their grief.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by TEARUNNER14 (A DAY WITHOUT JESUS IS LIKE A DAY WITH ALL LIES AND NO TRUTHS.)
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
No sympathy for Rats.
4 posted on 05/03/2014 10:41:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

First three replies to this thread say more about the posters than the congressman who died. Wow. You guys are mean and heartless.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 10:48:03 AM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: tenger
First three replies to this thread say more about the posters than the congressman who died. Wow. You guys are mean and heartless.

Yah,and Barney Frank's sure to be spotted weeping at *my* gravesite.I refuse to weep for this clown for the *very* same reason my eyes were dry upon hearing of Mao Tse Tung's death...Ho Chi Minh's death...and Kim Il Sung's death.

Peas in a pod.

6 posted on 05/03/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Yah,and Barney Frank's sure to be spotted weeping at *my* gravesite.I refuse to weep for this clown for the *very* same reason my eyes were dry upon hearing of Mao Tse Tung's death...Ho Chi Minh's death...and Kim Il Sung's death. Peas in a pod.

Weep? Who said anything about weeping? Interesting that you would compare your actions to what Barney Frank would do? I generally set my standards a bit higher. But that's just me.

And now you're comparing Oberstar to Ho Chi Minh and Mao? It's no wonder we keep losing races with rhetoric like this.
7 posted on 05/03/2014 1:32:43 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

RIP.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 4:41:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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