August 20th, 2008
10:43 AM ET
6 years ago

Congresswoman in the hospital

Tubbs Jones was big backer of Hillary Clinton.
Tubbs Jones was big backer of Hillary Clinton.

(CNN) – Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a Democratic superdelegate and one of Hillary Clinton's most ardent supporters, was rushed to the hospital Tuesday evening and is currently in stable condition, her office confirmed to CNN Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Nicole Williams would not give out further details, though CNN affiliate WEWS reports police officers were called to Tubbs-Jones' car Tuesday night for an emergency. Williams would not say whether Tubbs Jones is currently conscious.

Elected to Congress in 1998, Tubbs Jones is the first black female U.S. Representative from Ohio. She was an early supporter of Clinton's White House bid but endorsed Barack Obama in June after the New York senator bowed out of the race.

soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Tom

    Oh my goodness she is in critical condition. The reports are wrong. My prayers are with her.

    August 20, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. Lynn

    The hospital says she is in critical condition. I loved to listen to her speeches and I always watch her interviews on TV. My prayers are with her, her family, and the people in her district.

    August 20, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. hillybilly

    puma was here.you are typical of puma's hatred,and your comment proves it.i hope you're proud of yourself and your ilk for your detestful comments.have some respect for others if you dont have the morality to have any respect for yourself.

    August 20, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. hillybilly

    i hope you people bashing each other are proud of yourselves for all the political trash you just spewed,about this great american hero.you should all be ashamed.

    August 20, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Almost In Tears

    What a sad commentary on the American people. The fatal illness of another human being is shrouded in political dialogue instead of sympathy and concern for her family.

    This is really scary for the future of America, not matter who is elected president.

    August 20, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. Almost In Tears

    What a sad commentary on the American people. The fatal illness of another human being is shrouded in political dialogue instead of sympathy and concern for her family.

    This is really scary for the future of America, no matter who is elected president.

    August 20, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  7. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Uh, truns out she's still alive... Wow, CNN! You must be proud of your "accurate" reporting; meanwhile, Edward R. murrow is rolling over in his grave....This is why we're still at war and the war criminals are still in the White House walking around free....

    August 20, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. Gerardo Carrillo

    Let this be a wake up call to other public servants. Make time for medical checkups. Do it for your family.

    My prayers are with her and her family.

    August 20, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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