Bernie Sanders Hospitalized After Feeling Chest ‘Discomfort’ During Campaign Event
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent running for president within the Democratic Party’s nomination contests, underwent a heart procedure this week after reportedly feeling “discomfort” in his chest during a campaign event on Tuesday.
“Following medical evaluation and testing [Sanders] was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” Jeff Weaver, the campaign’s senior adviser, said in a statement.
Weaver added that the senator is presently recuperating after the procedure, ABC News reported.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
The candidate has been vigorously campaigning over the past few days. On Monday, for instance, Sanders held four back-to-back events in the state to promote his candidacy.
BREAKING: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event on Tuesday and had two stents inserted to address a blockage in an artery, his campaign announcedhttps://t.co/2gM4ItP53Q
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Sanders was hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had attended an event on Tuesday commemorating victims of a mass shooting that had occurred there two years before. It’s unclear at this time when he will resume campaigning.
On Tuesday, the Sanders campaign announced that the candidate had raised more than $25 million in fundraising dollars in the third quarter this year, CBS News reported. According to Sanders’ staffers, there were a total of 1.4 million donors who gave to the candidate, making the average donation size just a little less than $20 per person.
The most common type of worker who gave during that time, the campaign said, was “teacher.” The funds raised by Sanders in the third quarter were the highest by any candidate running for the Democratic nomination.