Funeral held for Rep. Donald Payne

Mourners remembered pioneering congressman Donald Payne at a funeral service today.They paid their final respects at Newark's Metropolitan Baptist Church, before Payne was laid to

NEWARK - Mourners remembered pioneering congressman Donald Payne at a funeral service today.

They paid their final respects at Newark's Metropolitan Baptist Church, before Payne was laid to rest.

Payne, the first African-American member of Congress from New Jersey, died last week following a battle with colon cancer. He was 77 years old.

Payne was first elected to the House in 1988. He was elected to his 12th term in 2010.

Former President Bill Clinton was among those in attendance.

The complete funeral is available for viewing on Cablevision Channel 612 under iO Extra

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