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Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly
Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly

Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, the wife of Rep. Andy Harris and a prominent anti-abortion advocate in Annapolis, died suddenly on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the congressman said. Mrs. Harris, who would have turned 58 this weekend, was a frequent presence in Annapolis, where state lawmakers said she was a forceful advocate for causes she believed in, particularly anti-abortion policies. "She was an amazing and wonderful woman, a fabulous mother and very supportive of Andy in all that he did," said Diana Waterman, chairwoman of the Maryland Republican Party. "But she also had her own causes and was very dedicated." A native of Puerto Rico who studied elementary...

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