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New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dies

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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Francis Chung/POLITICO

Donald M. Payne Jr., a member of a prominent Newark political family who represented the city and nearby communities in Congress for over 11 years, died Wednesday following a heart attack brought on by complications from diabetes, his office said.

Payne, 65, entered Congress somewhat reluctantly in 2012 following the death of his father, Rep. Donald Payne Sr., who was the first Black person elected to Congress in New Jersey and who became one of the city’s luminaries during his more than two decades in Congress.

Payne had been hospitalized...

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