Tom McClintock, an American politician, lost his wife after she took an herbal medicine. The 66-year-old US Representative for California’s 4th congressional district is still in a dire situation.
He lived with her in the Sacramento area. He was at an election in Washington, DC while his wife lay in their house and didn’t move. He was the one who found her on the ground first. But when he got home, she was already gone.
Where did Lori McClintock go?
After Lori McClintock, wife of California Congressman Tom McClintock, died last year, people have become very curious as to what happened to her. In 1987 they married and had two children, Shannah McClintock and Justin McClintock.
On December 15, 2021, he found his 61-year-old partner unresponsive at their home in Elk Grove. He had just returned from Washington, where he had gone to the congressional vote the night before. When help arrived, her body was taken away to be examined.
The Sacramento County coroner said she died in an accident. The date of death on the original death certificate is December 20, 2021. However, it was written that the cause of death was still unknown.
But the autopsy report didn’t come out until eight months after her death. Additionally, Kaiser Health News said her actual death certificate was issued in July of this year. The team might also get Lori’s autopsy report.
It was also known that her stomach and intestines were inflamed. The report was made on March 10, but no one knew about it.
The death of Tom McClintock’s wife Lori was caused by eating mulberry leaves
Lori McClintock, who was married to Rep Tom, died after taking a white mulberry leaf supplement. They found leaves in her stomach, but she didn’t know if they were dried or fresh. Also, it wasn’t clear if she had put them in a tea or not.
Late last year, a person died from a plant most people thought was safe, used as an herbal treatment for diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol.
The mulberry leaf caused the wife of the Northern California congressman to have a gastrointestinal illness that caused her to lose too much water. Even though it was considered safe, she may have given the wrong amount, which could be affecting her body.
Was Lori McClintock sick somehow?
Lori McClintock hasn’t been out in public as often as her husband. But there was no news about her illness in the media. If she had been ill at the time of her death, her husband might not have gone to Washington to run for office.
She took an herbal treatment to help her with obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol. But from what I’ve seen of her in the media, she doesn’t look fat. She may have taken the mulberry leaf as a regular, all-natural supplement.
She used to look very fit when she spoke to the media, and when she went for a walk with her husband, they both looked like they stepped straight out of a magazine. The cause of death, which was initially left open, was changed to an accident after the full autopsy report was presented.
Early life, education and first steps in politics
McClintock was born in White Plains, New York and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1978. At age 23, he was elected leader of the Ventura County Republican Party, a position he held until 1981. From 1980 to 1982 he was chief of staff to State Senator Ed Davis. From 1992 to 1994 he was director of the Center for the California Taxpayer. From 1995 to 1996 he directed the Golden State Center for Policy Studies at the Claremont Institute.
Politics in California
McClintock ran for the 36th California State Convention district in 1982 at the age of 26. The district was then based in Thousand Oaks. He beat Harriet Kosmo Henson, a Democrat, 56-44%. In 1984 he won re-election by beating Tom Jolicoeur 72–28%. In 1986, he won a third term by defeating Frank Nekimken with 73–25% of the vote.  In 1988 he won a fourth term by defeating George Webb II 70% to 29% of the vote. In 1990, Ginny Connell ran against him for a fifth term, but he beat her 59–36%.
McClintock ran for the Assembly again in 1996, after running for Congress in 1992 and for the Controller in 1994. He ran for the 38th district of the California State Assembly, beating Democrat Jon Lauritzen 56–40% to win his sixth term in the assembly.  In 1998, McClintock won a seventh term unopposed. 
McClintock wrote the portion of California’s death penalty statute that says people can be killed by lethal injection. He was also against tax increases and for spending cuts. He was very much in favor of abolishing the vehicle tax.
California Senate (2000–2008)
Tom McClintock was a California State Senator
McClintock left the California Convention in 2000 to run for the 19th Senate district in California. In the May 7 open primary, he received 52% of the vote, earning him first place. In November, he defeated Democrat Daniel Gonzalez by 58-42% of the vote. In 2004 he beat Paul Joseph Graber with 61-39% of the votes.
McClintock voted against Proposal 2 in 2008, which states that calves, pigs and chickens cannot be kept in small cages where they cannot move their legs. When criticized for his vote, he replied, “Farm animals are food, not friends.” He was also concerned about rising food bills. In 2000, he helped devise a plan to cut the vehicle license fee, or road tax, by two-thirds. In 2003, while Gray Davis was governor, he attempted to reverse an automobile license fee refund. He was against it. McClintock has also spoken out against deficit-reduction efforts that would have meant tax hikes. He endorsed the Bureaucracy Reduction and Closure Commission and budgeting based on how well it did its job.
1994 controller election
McClintock ran for state controller of California after Gray Davis left the job. He defeated John Morris in the Republican primary by 61-39% of the vote. Kathleen Connell, a former special assistant to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and director of the LA Housing Authority, beat him in the general election by 48–46% of the vote. Three other candidates received the remaining 6% of the votes.
Controller election 2002
In 2002, McClintock ran again for controller. The Democratic nominee was an eBay executive named Steve Westly, running against McClintock. Westly spent five times as much as he did. McClintock’s campaigns focused primarily on making the state budget more accountable. In the 15-second commercials, a character named Angus McClintock, invented as McClintock’s cousin and fellow Scottish, praised McClintock’s frugality and sense of responsibility. He lost by just 0.2%, or 16,811 votes, to Westley, who won with 45.3% of the vote. 9.5% of the votes went to three other candidates.
2003 recall election for governor
In 2003, McClintock ran against Davis in the recall poll. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican and movie star, won the election with 49% of the vote. Cruz Bustamante, the Democratic lieutenant governor, came second with 31%. McClintock came in third with 14% of the vote. Combined, 5,363,778 Californians, or 62.1% of the vote, supported Republican candidates Schwarzenegger and McClintock. The remaining 6.4% went to 132 other candidates.
McClintock did best in Stanislaus County, where he received 24% of the vote. In Mariposa (23%), Tuolumne (22%), Tehama (21%), Calaveras (20%), Madera (20%), Modoc (20%), Shasta (20%), San Joaquin (20%), and Ventura (20%), he got 20% or more.
2006 elected Lieutenant Governor
In 2006, McClintock ran for Lt. governors. In the Republican primary, he beat Tony Farmer 94 to 6 percent of the vote. In the general election, he lost 49-45% to John Garamendi, the Democratic Insurance Commissioner.
After the lines were changed, McClintock left the convention to run against Anthony C. Beilenson, a Democrat, in California’s 24th congressional district. He won the Republican primary with 34% of the vote, which was 11 points ahead of Sang Korman, who finished second. [Beilenson defeated McClintock, 56–39%.
McClintock ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 4th congressional district on March 4, 2008. This district was hundreds of miles away from the district he represented in the state Senate. John Doolittle, who had been in office for nine terms, was leaving. McClintock couldn’t vote for himself in either the primary or the general election. Even though he lived in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento that was part of the 3rd district at the time, for most of the year, his official home was in Thousand Oaks, which was in his state senate district. The California Constitution says that a state senator must live in the district he or she represents.
Rico Oller and Eric Egland, both Republicans, dropped out of the primary and backed McClintock when he joined the race. The Republican Liberty Caucus, the Club for Growth, and U.S. Representative Ron Paul all supported him as well. Doug Ose, a moderate who used to represent the nearby 3rd District from 1999 to 2005, ran against McClintock. Like McClintock, Ose lived outside the district and was called a “carpetbagger” and a “liberal” who voted to raise taxes and give earmarks. McClintock beat Ose by a score of 54–39%.
In 2006, Air Force Lt. Col. Charlie Brown, who had been in the service, was the Democratic candidate. He ran a surprising strong race against Doolittle. In March 2008, Ose’s campaign ads criticized McClintock for getting more than $300,000 in per diem living expenses while he was in the state senate, even though he spent most of the year living in Elk Grove. McClintock said that he deserved the payments because his legal home was in Thousand Oaks, which was in his district. He said, “The homes of all lawmakers are close to the Capitol. Because my family lives here, my living costs are much higher than the average legislator.” In his campaign ads, Ose said that McClintock did not own or rent a home in the 19th district, but instead said that he lived in his mother’s house in Thousand Oaks. Lori, McClintock’s wife, responded to these attacks by saying that McClintock stayed with his mother after she got sick and after her husband died so he could take care of her.  McClintock ran ads criticizing Brown for attending a 2005 protest by anti-war group Code Pink. The ads said Brown supported gay marriage but not the troops in Iraq. He also said spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi was a copy of Brown.
On November 23, McClintock was ahead of Brown by 1,566 votes (0.4%), by 184,190 votes to 182,624. Later returns made the margin a little bigger, and the last returns from El Dorado County came in just before Thanksgiving. On December 1, McClintock said he had won, and on December 3, Brown resigned. Brown lost to McClintock by just 0.5%, or 1,800 votes. He won by 3,500 votes in Placer County, the largest county in the district. Brown received 49.8% of the vote in Sierra County, 47.9% of the vote in Plumas County, and 42.3% of the vote in Nevada County. McClintock won mostly because of John McCain. McCain won the 4th Circuit with 54% of the vote, which was his fifth-best total in the state.