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Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies after battling Covid-19

Posted December 29, 2020 10:15 p.m. EST

— Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, a Republican, has died after being diagnosed with Covid-19, CNN confirmed Tuesday night.

In a statement released on Twitter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wrote, "It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our condolences to Congressman-elect Luke Letlow's family on his passing after a battle with COVID-19."

Two Republican sources also confirmed Letlow's passing to CNN.

The News-Star in Monroe, Louisiana, was first to report Letlow's death.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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