Vice President Cheney and a number of U.S. senators have joined hundreds of others at the funeral of former Senator Jesse Helms in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A Cheney spokeswoman says he is there to "pay his respects and
spend some time" with Helms' family.
North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole, who took Helms' seat when
he chose not to seek re-election in 2002, is also at the service
along with her husband, former Republican presidential candidate
and former Kansas Senator Bob Dole.
Cindy McCain, the wife of John McCain, and two Democrats,
Senators Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Joe Biden of Delaware, were
also seated in the pews.
The 86-year-old Helms, who had been in failing health, died on
the Fourth of July.
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