Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Local Dems reacting to Tubbs-Jones

I'll be talking with local democratic leaders later this afternoon ... but as fate would have it, former Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell is in Akron today. She's attending a business meeting with Mayor Plusquellic. Through a spokesman, JC sent this thought:

"Just two days ago I was with Stephanie Tubbs-Jones co-hosting a fundraiser for a woman running for Congress in. Suburban Dayton/Columbus. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones is a remarkable woman - no matter that she had a different candidate for Mayor, we found common ground. Cleveland and indeed the nation lost a champion and I lost a friend. My prayers go out to Mervyn, her son, her sister Barbara and her many friends."

Summit County Democratic Chair Wayne Jones also knew STJ well, having run her campaign for State Supreme Court. Wayne Jones tells me that STJ was not only a good politician, she was just "a good lady."

Congresswoman Betty Sutton is in Akron today .. but we're still waiting to talk with her.

More to come.

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