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Veteran Political Adviser, Alice Stewart, Dies

Alice Stewart
Alice Stewart | Image by Alice Stewart/Facebook

CNN political commentator Alice Stewart, who was known for her work on several GOP campaigns and her intelligence and kindness, has died, the network reported.

CNN reported that “[l]aw enforcement officials told CNN that Stewart’s body was found outdoors in the Bellevue neighborhood in northern Virginia early Saturday morning. No foul play is suspected, and officers believe a medical emergency occurred.

“‘Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,’ Mark Thompson, the network’s CEO, said in an email to staff Saturday. ‘A political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an incomparable spark to CNN’s coverage, known across our bureaus not only for her political savvy, but for her unwavering kindness. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn such an extraordinary loss.’

“Stewart started her career as a local reporter and producer in Georgia before moving to Little Rock, Arkansas, to be a news anchor, she told Harvard International Review. She went on to serve as the communications director in then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s office before assuming a similar role for his presidential run in 2008.

“She also served as the communications director for the 2012 Republican presidential bids of former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and then former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, also a former CNN commentator. Most recently, Stewart was the communications director for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2016 GOP campaign.

“CNN hired Stewart as a political commentator ahead of the 2016 election, and she appeared on air frequently to provide insight on the political news of the day, including as recently as Friday on ‘The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.’”

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