As the sad medical news about Ted Kennedy sinks in, a number of his colleagues and even some of his political enemies have responded. Time’s Mark Halperin has collected the statements of the presidential candidates, the president and others.

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White House: President Bush is “deeply saddened” by the news.

Pelosi: “I know that that fighting spirit will hold him in good stead in the challenges that he’s facing now.”

Sen. Robert Byrd breaks down in tears when discussing Kennedy on the Senate floor. Says “Thank God for you, Ted” and “I love you.”

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