Paul Weyrich Dies; Conservative Icon Was 66 : It's All Politics Paul Weyrich, the conservative icon, has died at 66.
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Paul Weyrich Dies; Conservative Icon Was 66

Paul Weyrich, the influential conservative whose leadership with social conservative groups and causes helped lead the way to Ronald Reagan's election as president in 1980, died early this morning. He was 66 years old.

Weyrich's last column, on the Minnesota Senate race, was published this morning on the CNS News site.

House Republican Leader John Boehner said in a statement, "Paul was one of the giants of the conservative movement a man committed to family, faith, and preserving and expanding freedom both here in America and around the world. His passing is a great loss for conservatism, and for our country."

Details to come.