U.S. politicians react to former first lady Nancy Reagan's death

Former first lady Nancy Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles, California, her assistant said on Sunday. She was 94.

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Reaction to her death follows:

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FORMER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND EX-MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY

"With the passing of Nancy Reagan, we say a final goodbye to the days of Ronald Reagan. With charm, grace, and a passion for America, this couple reminded us of the greatness and the endurance of the American experiment. Some underestimate the influence of a First Lady but from Martha and Abigail through Nancy and beyond, these women have shaped policy, strengthened resolve, and drawn on our better angels. God and Ronnie have finally welcomed a choice soul home."

With the passing of Nancy Reagan, God and Ronnie have finally welcomed a choice soul home. https://t.co/NjiOBT9xoQ

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 6, 2016

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FORMER CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

"Nancy Reagan was one of my heroes. She served as First Lady with unbelievable power, class and grace and left her mark on the world. She's with her Ronnie now, but those of us she left behind will miss her dearly."

She's with her Ronnie now, but those of us she left behind will miss her dearly. (2/2)

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 6, 2016

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FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH

"Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be reunited once more. George and I send our prayers and condolences to her family."

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND SENATOR TED CRUZ

"Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her deep passion for this nation and love for her husband, Ronald. The Reagan family is in our prayers."

Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her deep passion for this nation and love for her husband, Ronald. The Reagan family is in our prayers.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 6, 2016

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND BUSINESSMAN DONALD TRUMP

"Nancy Reagan, the wife of a truly great President, was an amazing woman. She will be missed!"

Nancy Reagan, the wife of a truly great President, was an amazing woman. She will be missed!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2016

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FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

"Laura and I are saddened by the loss of former first lady Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan was fiercely loyal to her beloved husband, and that devotion was matched only by her devotion to our country. Her influence on the White House was complete and lasting. During her time as first lady and since, she raised awareness about drug abuse and breast cancer. When we moved into the White House, we benefited from her work to make those historic rooms beautiful. Laura and I are grateful for the life of Nancy Reagan, and we send our condolences to the entire Reagan family."

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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN REINCE PRIEBUS

"Nancy Reagan embodied what it means to represent America as first lady and her dignified and warm demeanour inspired America. Mrs. Reagan will go down in history as a woman who left her own mark on the White House and our country. She was a longtime friend and supporter of many in our party, and will be sorely missed."

Nancy Reagan embodied what it means to represent America as First Lady and her dignified and warm demeanor inspired America

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) March 6, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Reagan family and all those who she so deeply touched over the years

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) March 6, 2016


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