Vice-President Dick Cheney and at least 10 sitting U.S. senators and congressmen plan to attend the funeral of former Sen. Jesse Helms in Raleigh on Tuesday.
The service will start at 2 p.m. at Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave., where Helms worshiped for decades and served as a deacon. Helms, 86, died of natural causes in Raleigh on July 4.
"He was a beloved senator among his colleagues, Democrats and Republicans," said Jimmy Broughton, Helms' former campaign manager. "They'll be some very liberal Democratic senators here."
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's office said she was trying to make arrangements to attend. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, a Republican who won Helms' seat when he retired, planned to attend.
All possible votes in the Senate Tuesday were postponed until Wednesday, as was the Senate Republican Conference's weekly luncheon, due to the funeral.
A private burial service will follow.
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