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Statement on the Passing of Lorne Craner

July 7, 2020
Press Release

Chairman David Price and Co-Chair Vern Buchannan released the following statement on the passing of Lorne Craner: 

“We are saddened to hear of the death of Lorne Craner, former President of the International Republican Institute. As Co-Chairs of the House Democracy Partnership, we knew firsthand of Lorne’s dedication to defend human rights and freedom across the globe.  His stewardship of the International Republican Institute was characterized by consistency and a steadfast commitment to strengthen democracy worldwide.  He will be sorely missed both at home and around the world, where he touched countless lives.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this tragic time.”