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Friday, July 13, 2007

Thoughts and Prayers to Dave Hansen and his Family

The members of the Badger Blog Alliance send out their deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) for this terrible and tragic news.

Madison - State Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) said his granddaughter died after she ran behind his car as he was backing out of his Green Bay home about 8:40 a.m. today.

Hansen said the accident killed Elliana Zaidel, who would have been 2 on Wednesday.

Hansen said neither he nor his wife, Jane, knew the child had left the home before the accident.

"Ellie adored her grandfather and she was the apple of his eye," said a statement issued by Hansen's office. "Sen. Hansen is in deep shock and currently attending to the needs of his family. The family requests understanding and respect for their privacy at this time of deep loss and family tragedy and asks people to keep them in their prayers."