Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Sadly, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones has passed away. My deepest condolences to her family.

This just in at

Report: Rep. Tubbs Jones On Life Support
Congresswoman From Cleveland Hospitalized After Suffering Aneurysm

(CBS) This story was written by CBS News reporter Ryan Corsaro.

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, is reported to have suffered an aneurysm and is not expected to recover, according to CBS affiliate WOIO in Cleveland.

WOIO also reported that the congresswoman is on life support at this time.

The station reported today that she was transported overnight to Huron Hospital in Cleveland after police found her in her car last evening.

The congresswoman's office said in statement that she suffered the aneurysm while driving her car in Cleveland Heights, Ohio last night and that she "has stabilized and she is receiving the best care available."

The congresswoman's office would not confirm that she is on life support.

Tubbs Jones was first elected in 1998, becoming the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress. She represents Ohio's 11th district.

She was set to be a superdelegate at next week's Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Tubbs Jones was one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's biggest boosters during the primaries, then threw her support to Sen. Barack Obama in June.

Oh, no. This is terrible. Rep. Tubbs Jones is not just a tireless supporter of Hillary Clinton's, she is a tireless public servant. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family...

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