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Florida reacts to news of Barbara Bush’s death

The former first lady died Tuesday at age 92.
First Lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in 1990. [Associated Press]
First Lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in 1990. [Associated Press]
Published Apr. 18, 2018|Updated Apr. 18, 2018

Florida reaction to the death of former first lady Barbara Bush at age 92.

Gov. Rick Scott: “Our hearts are heavy to hear about the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush. She was an incredible First Lady, wife, mother, grandmother, and role model for all Americans. Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers to the Bush family during this time.”

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio: “Our nation mourns the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She was a great woman, whose commitment to God and country inspired all Americans. Her legacy will live on through her family. Jeanette and I are keeping the Bush family in our prayers.”

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis: “Barbara Bush was a great American. She had a profound effect on so many Americans and always exemplified class and grace. RIP. Casey and I send our thoughts and prayers to the 41st President and the rest of the Bush family.”

Republican Party of Florida: “We will lift the Bush family up in prayer during this difficult time. First Lady Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman who left an indelible mark on our country. She will be greatly missed.”

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, candidate for governor: “Barbara Bush was a voice of class and character who loved her country with as much heart and dedication as she did her own family. She will be sorely missed, but forever remembered. My thoughts and prayers today are with the Bush family and their loved ones."