Keith Crisco dead at 71

cjarvis@newsobserver.comMay 12, 2014 

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Keith Crisco listens to a voter during a gathering sponsored by the Lee and Chatham Democrats held at the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store in Pittsboro, N.C. Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Keith Crisco, former state Commerce secretary and a Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, died on Monday.

Details were not immediately available, but the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro reported that he died suddenly at his home from a fall.

Elizabeth Diaz, an employee at Crisco’s textile company, Asheboro Elastics, confirmed that the 71-year-old had passed away this afternoon.

Jarvis: 919-829-4576; Twitter: @CraigJ_NandO

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