Jack Kemp, former quarterback and VP nominee, dies

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So reads the headline on the AP report

But gravelly-voiced Jack Kemp, succumbing to cancer at age 73, was considerably  more. As a Republican congressman from New York, he served nine terms in Congress, leaving the House for an unsuccessful presidential bid in 1988. 

Eight years later, after serving a term as President George H.W. Bush’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, he was chosen as Bob Dole’s Vice Presidential running-mate. The ticket tanked, but Kemp didn’t.  In a syndicated column, he remained a staunch advocate for tax reform and supply-side economics, firmly believing in the concept that tax cuts stimulated economic growth.

The Heritage Foundation carries a memorial by his close friend and campaign advisor, Edwin Feulner.  Read it here.

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2 Responses to Jack Kemp, former quarterback and VP nominee, dies

  1. Jonathan says:

    Sorry to hear this sad news. Jack Kemp was a fine man and a committed Republican. I was particularly impressed with the fact that although he exited politics, he remained a strong voice for sound economic policy. We could sure use some of that common sense today as we face a continued downward spiraling freefall along with gross overspending and generational indebtedness.

  2. Jill Franklin says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Jack Kemp. Thankfully, his influence lives on in today’s Republican platform.

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