Ex-Sen. Baker, Reagan aide, dies

Tennessean once ran for president, was on Watergate panel

Posted: June 27, 2014 at 3:16 a.m.

FILE - This March 21, 2012 file photo shows former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker in Washington, who has died. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON -- Howard Baker Jr., who played key roles in Ronald Reagan's presidency as legislative "spear carrier" in the U.S. Senate during the administration's triumphant first year, and as a steadying hand inside the White House during its troubled later years, has died. He was 88.

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