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Kerry: Kennedy 'a Fighter'

Sen. John Kerry released the following statement today about his Massachusetts colleague Sen. Edward Kennedy:

"Ted Kennedy is beloved and respected on both sides of the aisle in the Senate in which he's been a giant for close to half a century, a legend in Massachusetts, and a dear friend to me and Teresa. He's also been a fighter who has overcome adversity again and again with courage, grit, and determination. Teresa and I are praying for Teddy, Vicki, and all of his family and we know that everyone in Massachusetts and people throughout the nation pray for a full and speedy recovery for a man whose life's work has touched millions upon millions of lives."

Kerry is currently at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with Kennedy and members of the Kennedy family.