Mother of Senator-Elect Boozman dies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The mother of Rep. John Boozman, senator-elect for Arkansas, has died.

Boozman released a statement Wednesday confirming the death of Marie Boozman. She was 89.   In the statement, Boozman said his mother died Tuesday night at a hospice in Van Buren after "courageously battling a lengthy illness."  Funeral arrangements were not released.

Boozman beat incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., in the Nov. 2 election.

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