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Trailblazing Congresswoman Dead at 58

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Lee, here ...

Our day here was barely underway when we received disturbing news that U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a trailblazing Democrat from Ohio (the first African-American woman to represent her state in Congress), had become seriously ill. We later learned that Tubbs Jones suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by an anuerysm.

At this hour, we've just received word that the five-term Congresswoman, who also served as a national co-chair for Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, has died at the age of 58.

Certainly, our thoughts and prayers are with the Congresswoman's friends and family.