Candidates Take A Breather to Grieve and Offer Condolences


Sadly, Barack Obama’s 86 year-old grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, has died, just hours before the presidential election.  Obama annouced her passing today from the campaign trail in North Carolina and Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy issued this statement of condolence.

ARLINGTON, VA — Today, U.S. Senator John McCain and Mrs. Cindy McCain issued the following statement on the passing of Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham:

"We offer our deepest condolences to Barack Obama and his family as they grieve the loss of their beloved grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them as they remember and celebrate the life of someone who had such a profound impact in their lives."