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PA State Senator James Rhoades dead.

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Lifer
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HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A longtime Pennsylvania state senator has died after his Cadillac collided head-on with a truck.

Legislative leaders say Sen. James Rhoades died Saturday. He and his wife, Mary, were taken to a hospital after the crash Friday.

Senate aides say Mary Rhoades' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The accident is being investigated.

The 66-year-old Republican had served for seven terms and was chairman of the Education Committee. He was campaigning for an eighth term.

A Senate Republican spokesman says the party would have to get a court's permission to remove Rhoades' name from the ballot and replace him.

He started in the Senate in 1981 and represents northeastern Pennsylvania's coal country.
Pretty sad, especially right before the election.
Tough year for Repub's.
 

Lemon law

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Even as a partisan democrat, RIP, and fair play, let the republicans replace his name on the ballot. With auto accidents, death is an equal age employer.
 

ebaycj

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Harsh. Though 66 is getting to the point where you can't be called "young" by anyone anymore. I hope he lived a full life. RIP.
 

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