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Cramer died in Baltimore of complications from lung cancer on Monday night, according to The New York Times. He was 62.

Carney promised to read a chapter of Cramer's 1993 book What It Takes: The Way to the White House, a chronicle of the 1988 presidential campaign, to mark the author's legacy.

Sen. Chris MurphyChris MurphyA guide to the committees: Senate Senators eye new sanctions against Iran For Trump and Russia, the fall of Michael Flynn is only the beginning MORE (D-Conn.) later tweeted that Cramer's book is "required reading" for his summer interns. Sen. John McCainJohn McCainMcCain made secret trip to Syria A guide to the committees: Senate Webb: The future of conservatism MORE (R-Ariz.) and Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJill Biden to chair board of Save The Children Ellison holds edge in DNC race survey Top union offers backing for Ellison in DNC race MORE, whose unsuccessful bid for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination is profiled in the book, had high praise for Cramer, as well.

Updated at 2:34 p.m.