Former Republican U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn of Washington state dies at 66

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Republican U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn, who represented Seattle's conservative east-side suburbs for six terms in Congress, died Wednesday, her family said.

She was 66. Dunn, a favorite of both Bush White Houses, was Washington state's ranking Republican in Congress when she retired in 2004.

She told The Associated Press at the time that she was pursuing a new career and planned to enjoy time with her new husband and baby granddaughter.

She died after developing a blood clot while at her Virginia home, her family said in a statement.

Dunn, was known for her work on tax issues, promoting women-owned businesses and sponsoring the Amber Alert bill for locating missing children.

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