- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the Illinois political scene has lost its “Polka Queen.”

Durbin put out a statement Wednesday mourning the death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. The Republican died early Wednesday after suffering a stroke.

Durbin says Topinka was one of a kind. He says “in a political world of cocker spaniels she could be a bulldog taking a bite out of both Democrats and right-wing Republicans without missing a beat.” He says he lost a friend.

The Democratic senator also says Topinka “lit up the room with her quick wit and boundless energy.”


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