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Former Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson dies
Southeast Ohioan served a decade in the state legislature and two terms in U.S. House
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Former Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson has died at age 70.

From 2007 through 2010, Wilson represented a congressional district that followed the Ohio River from southern Ohio nearly to Youngstown. Before that, he was in the Ohio House and Senate for a decade.

Democratic Party officials say Wilson died Sunday afternoon in a Florida hospital from complications of a stroke he suffered in February.

At a fundraiser Sunday night in Cleveland, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern remembered his former colleague’s unflagging support of the Affordable Care Act, even in the Republican-leaning Sixth District.
Former Congressman Charlie Wilson dies

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“Just a few months ago, he and I met in Columbus and he was discussing a run, possibly, for statewide office. He said he had gotten some advice back home that maybe he shouldn’t talk about health care so much. He rejected that advice out-of-hand.”

After failing to gather enough petition signatures to qualify for the state's primary in 2006, Wilson ran -- and won -- as a write-in candidate to fill the seat vacated by Gov. Ted Strickland. He lost bids for Congress in 2010 and 2012 to Republican Bill Johnson.
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