Stephanie Tubbs Jones -- Democratic super-delegate, vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, and the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress -- remains
Stephanie Tubbs Jones — Democratic super-delegate, vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, and the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress — remains hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday in Cleveland. She suffered an aneurysm in an unreachable part of her brain Tuesday night while driving and has not recovered, according to reports. Her 59th birthday is in three weeks.
The five-term congresswoman took over the chairmanship of the House ethics committee when the Democrats took control of the chamber in 2007. She is also a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which oversees tax policy and Medicare, among other things.
Tubbs Jones, a former municipal court judge, is a vocal critic of the voting irregularities in Ohio during the 2004 elections, sponsoring legislation to prevent the troubles from recurring. A member of the Congressional Black Caucus, she has also championed a number of urban issues, including affordable housing, felon rights and STD awareness.
Updates coming as they arrive.
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