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Jack Kemp Diagnosed with Cancer

Former vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp has been diagnosed with cancer, according to Politico.

According to a statement from his consulting firm, Kemp Partners, doctors are still testing Kemp before determining a course of treatment.

The Republican said Kemp has told friends that he went to the doctor complaining of pain but was otherwise feeling fine. Tests showed that he has cancer in multiple places.

Kemp ran for the Republican nomination in 1996 before losing to Sen. Bob Dole, who chose Kemp as his running mate. Kemp was raised as a Christian Scientist but became a Presbyterian after his marriage, according to a 1996 New York Timesarticle.

After his marriage, Mr. Kemp became a Presbyterian. He does not like to talk about his religion, although he says he has become a born-again Christian. He is a staunch opponent of legal abortions. But as a politician, he has always been more interested in economic issues than in the social issues like abortion that dominate the political thinking of organizations on the Christian right.
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Posted:January 7, 2009 at 12:23PM
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