( 4UMF NEWS ) Obama Campaign Worker Dies:
President Obama called the family of Alex Okrent earlier today to offer his condolences and also spoke by phone with staff in Chicago about Okrent’s death. Obama was campaigning in southern Virginia this afternoon, when he learned about Okrent’s death.
Tributes to Okrent began pouring in on Twitter on Friday evening, including some from Okrent’s colleagues on the Obama campaign.
“We will miss you, Alex. You left a beautiful legacy. We will never forget your spirit or your passion. Rest in peace, brother,” wrote Jeremy Bird, Obama’s National Field Director.
“Ann & I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alex Okrent. Prayers are with Alex’s loved ones and the entire Obama campaign team,” Romney wrote on Twitter.