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Democratic New Jersey Congressman Dies at 65

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ) died Wednesday, succumbing to complications from a heart attack he suffered earlier this month, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday. He was 65. Payne had been unconscious since his heart attack on April 6, which his office said stemmed from diabetes. He was in the middle of his sixth term in Congress, representing Newark and parts of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties. Payne came from a prominent political family in Newark, who, combined with his dad’s service before him, represented the city dating back...

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