Tuesday, April 23, 2013

R.I.P. Bob Edgar of Common Cause

Bob Edgar
Bob Edgar, a 6-term "Watergate Baby" Congressman from Pennsylvania, a Methodist Minister and most recently president and CEO of Common Cause died this morning in his home.

In a news release from Common Cause, its national board chairman Robert Reich said, “Bob will be remembered for his decency, kindness, compassion and humor. His deep commitment to social justice and strengthening our democracy is his greatest gift to Common Cause and the nation."

I had the pleasure of interviewing Bob twice in recent years when he came to New Mexico. Most recently was last September.

Here's a link to that story. (For some reason it's no longer on The New Mexican's site, but thanks to Sportsmen Vote for re-posting it.)