Presidential candidates remember Nancy Reagan
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"Nancy Reagan, the wife of a truly great President, was an amazing woman,” Trump tweeted. "She will be missed!"
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"Nancy Reagan will be remembered for her deep passion for this nation and love for her husband, Ronald,” said Cruz, also on Twitter. "The Reagan family is in our prayers."
Nancy Reagan died on Sunday from congestive heart failure, according to a spokesperson.
 
"For conservatives, she has been a powerful living link to her husband's legacy as one of the greatest modern presidents," Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioScarborough: Trump has chosen the 'wrong side' THE MEMO: Trump reignites race firestorm RNC spokeswoman: GOP stands behind Trump's message 'of love and inclusiveness' MORE (R) said in a statement.
 
 
On the Democratic side, the Clinton campaign released a statement.
 
"Nancy was an extraordinary woman: a gracious First Lady, proud mother, and devoted wife to President Reagan—her Ronnie. Her strength of character was legendary, particularly when tested by the attempted assassination of the President, and throughout his battle with Alzheimer's," said former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonCongress needs to assert the war power against a dangerous president House Dems push to censure Trump over Charlottesville response Too many Americans with insurance are being denied coverage MORE and Hillary Clinton in a statement. "She leaves a remarkable legacy of good that includes her tireless advocacy for Alzheimer’s research and the Foster Grandparent Program."
 
Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Road to renewable energy is filled with potholes of ‘magic thinking’ Bernie Sanders: Trump’s Charlottesville comments ‘embarrassing’ MORE (I-Vt.), perhaps the most liberal candidate in the race, said Nancy Reagan's death was a moment beyond partisan politics.

"No matter your party or political ideology, this is a sad day for America," he said.
 
Reagan was an important partner as her husband rose from screen acting through the political ranks, eventually serving as first lady through both of his terms.
 
She is remembered, in part, for her “Just Say No” campaign against drug use. But she also advised Ronald Reagan on other matters, such as how to respond to the Iran-Contra scandal, and spoke out about surgery she received for breast cancer so that others might get mammograms.

In her later years, she advocated for Alzheimer’s research after her husband announced he had the disease.