Statement on the passing of Gail Kerr March 26, 2014 : 4:58 PM

I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Gail Kerr. As a journalist, Gail's intuition was unsurpassed. She possessed an uncanny ability to dig into a story, understand its context and deliver articles that cut through the daily conversation and brought important issues to light.

I have many fond memories of Gail during the 1992 & 1996 campaigns. National campaigns are exhausting endeavors. You're always on the move and it’s easy to feel separated from your hometown. Between pointed questions, Gail and I would often discuss the latest from Nashville. Her insights and anecdotes helped me feel connected to home, even when I was thousands of miles away.