WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. Rand Paul today made the following statement on the passing of former Kentucky Gov. and U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford:
 
"I wish to extend my sincerest condolences to the Ford family. Wendell Ford loved Kentucky deeply. He served the Commonwealth and its people for decades with honor and purpose. I am honored to sit behind the same desk and serve in the same seat as Sen. Ford, a man so dedicated to his party, our state and this country."

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