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Published On: Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019

Bernie Sanders exits 2020 Election race to have emergency heart surgery

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was hospitalized Tuesday night in Las Vegas after experiencing discomfort in his chest.

“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement.

“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” Weaver said. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”

Sanders, 78, remains hospitalized. He was attending the Las Vegas shooting memorial on Tuesday night.

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Weaver led a phone call this morning to inform the entire campaign.

Sanders is the oldest candidate in the Democratic primary, running against former Vice President Joe Biden is 76. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is 70.

President Donald Trump, who was the oldest elected president, is 73. If elected, Sanders would be the oldest president to serve.

Though Sanders has yet to release medical records this cycle, he told reporters in September that he “absolutely” would do so before the primaries.

“You know, I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “The American people have the right to know about whether the person they are going to be voting for for president is healthy, and we will certainly release our medical records before the primaries.”

Sanders has made headlines for dropping over $1 million in a massive ad buy in Iowa as his poll numbers slump.

 

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