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update: stephanie tubbs jones...our prayers are with you!  

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UPDATE: Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, according to medical officials, died today after suffering an aneurysm.

U.S. Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering an aneurysm. The news conference indicates that she is in critical condition, although CNN had earlier reported that the Congresswoman had passed away. I urge all Sojourners to keep Congresswoman Jones in our thoughts and prayers.

First elected in 1998, Tubbs Jones was one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's biggest boosters during the primaries. She backed Barack Obama in June and is a superdelegate at next week's Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Tubbs Jones, who represents the heavily Democratic 11th District, chairs the ethics committee in the House. She was also the first black woman to serve on the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

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3 sojourners hollin' back

I am sorry to hear about this loss. Rest in Peace, Congresswoman, and thank you for your life and legacy.

August 20, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Jones and her family.

August 20, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Seems that you can't rely on news from CNN. So for anyone who read the original post before the press conference - please know that I was using CNN as my source who was reporting at the time that the Congresswoman had passed. As the corrected piece states, she is in critical condition. Let's keep her and her's in our thoughts and prayers.

August 20, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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