U.S. Senator Richard Burr's statement on Jesse Helms' death
Posted July 4, 2008 2:09 p.m. EDT
"Brooke and I are extremely saddened to hear the news of the passing of Jesse Helms. Jesse was a mentor and good friend and his contributions to North Carolina and to the nation were countless. We will miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dot and the entire Helms family."