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  Former (MA) Gov. Edward King dies
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News DateMonday, September 18, 2006 07:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBOSTON - Edward King, a conservative Democrat who defeated Michael Dukakis for the Democratic nomination for governor on a pro-business, tax-cutting platform in 1978, then lost a rematch four years later, died Monday after a fall. He was 82.

King had three brain surgeries this year. He twice had emergency surgery in March to relieve pressure from blood pooling near his brain after a fall at his Miami area home in March, an incident that required 24 days in the hospital.

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