Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Stephanie Tubbs Jones in Critical Condition (Updated)Update. It's confirmed: Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) has passed away. This is the official statement:
Tubbs Jones Family, Huron Hospital and Cleveland ClinicRIP.
More reactions at Memeorandum.
Contrary to earlier reports, she's still alive but in critical condition:
Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, had a brain hemorrhage and was in critical condition with limited brain function, a doctor said Wednesday.She's a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton for president, and of John Kerry four years before.
Her Wiki page reminded me of this:
On January 6, 2005, she joined U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in objecting to the certification of the 2004 U.S. presidential election results for Ohio.What a courageous, traiblazing woman. Though her prospects look dire, here's hoping for her full recovery.
More on her here and here.
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