Rep. Tubbs Jones Dies After Aneurysm

I am really, really sorry to hear this news:


U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress, has died after suffering a brain aneurysm, said sources familiar with the situation.
Tubbs Jones, 58, served as a Cuyahoga County judge and prosecutor before succeeding U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes. She has served five terms in Congress and is expected to easily win her sixth in November.
Ms. Tubbs Jones was a colorful, funny, vibrant, engaging, and progressive voice in our national politics. She was one of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters, but she advocated for her candidate in a completely respectful and positive way. She was the Chair of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Ethics Committee). Our thoughts are with her friends and family. We've lost a wonderful representative and a great person.

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