FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2008, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, right, stands alongside former President Bill Clinton during a rally in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Brooks, a Democ

 

              FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2008, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, right, stands alongside former President Bill Clinton during a rally in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Brooks, a Democ
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2008, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, right, stands alongside former President Bill Clinton during a rally in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Brooks, a Democrat who spent 42 years representing his Southeast Texas district, has died at age 89. (AP Photo/Beaumont Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)