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She is wildly popular among union workers and laborers in her district. Labor leaders urged her to run for governor in 2006, but she decided to stay in Congress.

Never afraid to speak her mind or take on party leaders, she openly criticized President Clinton for his support of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the 1990s, saying it cost Ohio thousands of jobs.

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