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Ohio’s Rep. Paul Gillmor Dead at 68

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Posted on Sep 5, 2007
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Rep. Paul Gillmor, an Ohio Republican who had held his seat in the House for nearly 20 years, was found dead in his Washington apartment on Wednesday by members of his Capitol Hill staff.  The cause of Gillmor’s death had not been officially announced by Wednesday afternoon. He was 68.

AP via Huffington Post:

Gillmor, who represented Ohio’s heavily Republican 5th District in the Bowling Green area, was first elected to Congress in 1988.

He served as a Vietnam War-era judge advocate in the Air Force after graduating law school, won a seat in the Ohio state senate in 1966, and served there for 22 years, rising to the senate presidency. After an unsuccessful run for governor in 1986, Gillmor was elected to the U.S. House in 1988 after eking out a 27-vote victory in the primary.

As a House member he was a little-known but solid Republican vote, a reliable conservative on social issues, and a strong proponent of the military.

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By rowdy, September 5, 2007 at 11:39 pm

I find your reply offensive.  This man has a wife and five children who hopefully won’t have to see your response.

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By purplewolf, September 6, 2007 at 11:10 am Link to this comment

Last week I jokingly wondered who would be the next Republican to leave the sinking ship. Death was not considered at that time. However, it seems too conveinent for this to happen on the second day back in session. Ohio had a lot of questionable votes,i.e., a district turns in 3 times more votes than registered voters. One districts voting machines kicked out 10 votes for every 1 vote cast for Bush. There were other incidents, quickly covered up by TPTB. If Bush had been honest, which he isn’t, he would have had all Ohio votes disallowed, he didn’t, he cheated again and yet no one does anything. Maybe Mr. Gillmor knew to much and would not resign as others had and an order was given to take care os a potential problem. It wouldn’t be the first time a sitting president, or others elimanated a “problem”.

Now some of you will say that’s crazy. Consider this: Upon checking the daily news this morning a former Represenative from Washington, Jennifer Dunn (best known for the Amber Alert system), also republican died in her Virginia apartment on Wednesday.The news reported she died after developing a blood clot in her Virginia apartment/home (both were stated),she was 66 and retired in 2004, Paul Gillmor 68, also died in his apartment in Washington D.C. His cause of death was not stated. Her cause of death claimed a blood clot, no mention of an autopsy being done to determine actual cause of death.

Both had served this administration during the Bush terms, both died in their apartments, both were in their middle 60’s,these are peope with the best health care our money can buy, both died on the same day, both were republicans, both may have known from the inside some of the things that this administration allowed them to know that could cause a problem later on. It seems to conveinent to be to be a coincidence. It will be interesting to know if they ever release a cause of death Paul Gillmor. can you say conspiracy theory?

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By rowdy, September 5, 2007 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment

i actually drive around with this bumper sticker on my car. THE ONLY GOOD REPUBLICAN IS A DEAD ONE. and another one bites the dust. good riddance.

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