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Both Clintons are expected to attend the service for late Representative  Donald Payne, a friend of ours here at this blog whom we will miss immensely.

Biden, Clintons to Attend Rep. Payne Funeral in Newark: Source

The 12-term Democrat was the first black congressman to represent New Jersey.

By Brian Thompson
|  Friday, Mar 9, 2012  |  Updated 1:28 PM EST

Vice President Joe Biden will be among the luminaries attending the funeral service for New Jersey congressman Donald Payne, who died this week after a brief battle with cancer, a law-enforcement source tells NBC New York.

Payne died early Tuesday of colon cancer. He was 77.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, are also both expected to be in attendance for the service Wednesday at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark.

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Reuters Pictures Former Sudanese child slave Simon Deng (C) laughs with U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (R) (D-NY) and Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) after Deng completed his 300-mile (483 km) walk from the United Nations in New York to the Capitol Building in Washington, in this April 5, 2006 file photo. Payne, 77, New Jersey's first and only African American congressman, died on March 6, 2012, after battling colon cancer, his brother said.

Although he never commented, Representative Payne was a frequent visitor to this blog, and I considered him a friend of ours.  He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues, constituents, and all who benefited  from his long years of service.  Rest in peace, dear friend.  I will miss seeing you here.

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