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May 24, 2006
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Former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen, a strong supporter of Israel, died Tuesday at 85. Bentsen, a Democrat, had close ties with the Texas Jewish community during his years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949-1955 and as a senator from 1971-1993, when he became President Clinton’s first treasury secretary.

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