Former Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen Dead

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Lloyd Bentsen, who served as a congressman and U.S. senator from Texas, Treasury secretary in Bill Clinton's administration and 1988 Democratic vice presidential candidate, is dead at age 85. In his first run for the Senate , Bentsen defeated Congressman George Bush. In the 1988 presidential race, Bentsen and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis were beaten badly by George Bush and running-mate Dan Quayle. Bentsen, however, had perhaps the most memorable line of the election, famously telling Dan Quayle, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

Former Democratic Sen. Lloyd Bentsen Dies
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