U.S. Sen. Tina Smith Says Joe Begich Was a “True Advocate for Minnesota’s Iron Range”

MINNESOTA [08/12/19]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released the following statement about the passing of longtime Iron Range state representative Joe Begich: 

“Joe Begich was a true advocate for Minnesota’s Iron Range, Minnesota labor, and hardworking people everywhere.  Earning his respect and friendship made me proud.  We have lost a true champion, a fighter, and a guy who was never afraid to speak the speak truth to power.  We will miss him.”