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Former Nevada Rep. Jim Santini dies at 78

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Santini, who served four terms representing Nevada as a Democrat in the 1970s and 1980s, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with advanced-stage esophageal cancer. He was 78. Santini's daughter, Lori Egbers, said her father died peacefully at a hospice center in Rockville, Maryland, where he had been staying since last week. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle offered their condolences. "He always was a kind, gracious man, and I will miss him very, very much," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said in remarks delivered on the Senate floor. "He was a remarkably good person, a tremendous person who understood Nevada so well." Nevada...