Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Geraldine Ferraro

For Immediate Release:

March 26, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the passing of Geraldine Ferraro:

"I'm deeply saddened by Geraldine Ferraro's passing today. Not only was she a trailblazer, she was a good friend and someone I'm proud to have worked with over the years. She opened doors for generations of women to come by being the first woman nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate.

"I hope her legacy is a source of comfort to her family and friends, and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this time."

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