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WASHINGTON -- Bob Edgar, the president of Common Cause, former Pennsylvania congressman and church leader, passed away today at his home in Northern Virginia.

Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron made the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Edgar. He was a great American, a man of faith and a true public servant who fought to make our democracy stronger. He was also one of the kindest people in Washington, always generous with his time and willing to share his experience. Our condolences go out to the Edgar family, his many friends and our close allies at Common Cause. He will be missed, but we will continue working together to carry forward his important work."

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