I will just let Rob have the say on Pat:
For those unfamiliar, Pat Botterman was a good friend to many, many people — Republican, Dem and apolitical alike. He was a pit bull on the campaign trail, burning the midnight oil and applying plenty of elbow grease for the candidates he worked for. He was also a mentor and networker par excellence, as his “alumni club” of former interns and volunteers, now campaign managers and field directors spread from coast to coast, will attest.
Above all, he was a patriot dedicated to improving his (and our) country, state and communities and he did it with more integrity in his pinky than some in politics have in their whole selves.
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