Earlier today, former Republican senator from North Carolina, Jesse Helms died at the age of 86. Helms, often a controversial figure, was one of the Republicans who led the expansion of the GOP base to included blue collar workers and especially evangelicals and other social conservatives. A staunch opponent of abortion and communism and a strong proponent of free trade and fighting the African AIDS epidemic, he was an important and powerful senator in his time.
May he rest in peace.
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