Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has died at 76

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Former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco died on Sunday the family statement says that she passed peacefully surrounded by your loved ones at a hospital in Lafayette despite praise for her educational reform some criticized her for what they considered an insufficient response to hurricane Katrina in two thousand five CBS news correspondent David Bagnall reports she never lost a race that she ran and one of the things she is best known for is during the last debate before the election she and her opponent were asked what's one of the hardest things you've had to face in life and she immediately came out and said the the loss of my child Ben historians critic supporters and observers will tell you that really clinched the election for her that authentic human moment Kathleen Blanco was seventy

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