Reaction to former first lady Nancy Reagan’s death

FILE - In this July 18, 1985, file photo, President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, wave from windows of his hospital room at the Navy Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart, File)

Former first lady Nancy Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles, California, her assistant said on Sunday. She was 94. Reaction to her death follows:

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FORMER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND EX-MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY

“With the passing of Nancy Reagan, we say a final goodbye to the days of Ronald Reagan. With charm, grace, and a passion for America, this couple reminded us of the greatness and the endurance of the American experiment. Some underestimate the influence of a First Lady but from Martha and Abigail through Nancy and beyond, these women have shaped policy, strengthened resolve, and drawn on our better angels. God and Ronnie have finally welcomed a choice soul home.”

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FORMER CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

“Nancy Reagan was one of my heroes. She served as First Lady with unbelievable power, class and grace and left her mark on the world. She’s with her Ronnie now, but those of us she left behind will miss her dearly.”

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FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH

“Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be reunited once more. George and I send our prayers and condolences to her family.”

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND SENATOR TED CRUZ

“Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her deep passion for this nation and love for her husband, Ronald. The Reagan family is in our prayers.”

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND BUSINESSMAN DONALD TRUMP

“Nancy Reagan, the wife of a truly great President, was an amazing woman. She will be missed!”

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