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    Ohio Rep. Tubbs Jones dies after aneurysm :(

    CNN) -- Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday after suffering brain hemorrhaging caused by an aneurysm, medical officials said.

    Tubbs Jones, a 58-year-old Democrat in her fifth term representing parts of Cleveland and its suburbs, suffered the aneurysm Tuesday evening while driving in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, her staff said.

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    Tubbs Jones was one of the most ardent supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2008 run for the White House. After Clinton bowed out of the race in June, she endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, now the presumptive Democratic nominee.

    Tubbs Jones, a superdelegate, had been scheduled to attend the Democratic National Convention next week in Denver, Colorado.

    Ohio Rep. Tubbs Jones dies after aneurysm - CNN.com
     
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    Stephanie Tubbs Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    U.S. House of Representatives

    In 1998, Tubbs Jones won the Democratic nomination for the 11th District after 30-year incumbent Louis Stokes announced his retirement. This all but assured her of election in the heavily Democratic, black-majority 11th. She was reelected four times with no substantive opposition.

    Tubbs Jones was a co-chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Some[specify] argue her actions angered the White House and her district suffered with the loss of federal jobs. Despite representing a heavily unionized district, she was a strong proponent of free trade. Tubbs Jones most recently took a lead role in the fight to pass the United States – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement in November 2007.

    In 2004, she served as the chairwoman of the platform committee at the Democratic National Convention and as a member of the Ohio delegation. She strongly supported Sen. John Kerry in his campaign to become President of the United States. 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.

    As the sponsor, she was one of the 31 who voted in the House to not count the electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 election.[9]

    In 2005, she came under fire from certain individuals[specify] after being named the congressperson with the fourth-highest (59)[10] total trips sponsored by lobbyists.[citation needed] She was selected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi as chairperson of the House Ethics Committee to watch over the standards of ethical conduct for members of the House. Tubbs Jones was popular in her district, and was routinely reelected against nominal Republican opposition. She received 83.44% of the vote in her final general election in 2006, against Republican Lindsey String. She faced no opposition in the 2008 Ohio Democratic primary.


    Committee assignments, 110th Congress
    Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (Chair)
    Ways and Means Committee
    Subcommittee on Health
    Subcommittee on Oversight
    Subcommittee on Social Security
     
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    It appears that Comedy Central is no longer playing the Tubbs video.
     
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    It appears that Comedy Central is no longer playing the Tubbs video.
     

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