- Associated Press - Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reaction to the death of conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart:

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“RIP ‘O Mighty Warrior!” Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on Twitter.

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“Media Matters has a long history with Andrew Breitbart,” said Ari Rabin-Havt with the liberal watchdog that was a frequent Breitbart critic. “We’ve disagreed more than we’ve found common ground, but there was never any question of Andrew’s passion for and commitment to what he believed.”

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Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum called Breitbart a “powerful force” after learning of his death from reporters in Georgia. “He will be what a huge loss … for our country and certainly for the conservative movement and my prayers go out to his family.

“I’m really sorry to hear it.”

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Mitt Romney, on Twitter: “Ann and I are deeply saddened by the passing of @AndrewBreitbart: brilliant entrepreneur, fearless conservative, loving husband and father.”

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Newt Gingrich tweeted: “Andrew Breitbart’s sudden death is a tragedy for his family and for conservatism. Callista and I send our prayers and our condolences” and “Andrew Breitbart was the most innovative pioneer in conservative activist social media in America. He had great courage and creativity.”

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Sarah Palin, on Facebook: “God bless you, Andrew. Rest in peace, friend. We will continue the fight.”

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