Heard on the Hill

Ohio Democrats Seek Condolence Notes for Ex-Rep. Charlie Wilson's Family

It’s been a little over a week since former Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Ohio, died at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke, but Ohio Democrats are still mourning his loss.

The Ohio Democratic Party sent out an email on Monday asking its members to send their condolences to Wilson’s family and praising Wilson for being “a tireless advocate for the middle class.”

“He advocated passionately for the people of Ohio, securing funding for police departments, airport improvements and small-business incubators, among other projects,” Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern said in an email. “Charlie wasn't afraid to stand up for what he believed in, and courageously voted for universal health care not just once but twice.”

If HOH were sending a condolence letter, we’d praise this jingle that helped Wilson win an astounding write-in primary battle in 2006 that launched his congressional career.

Those looking to write condolence notes (and get on the Ohio Democrats’ email list) can do so here.

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