Democrat Senator Ben Ray Luján Reveals He Was Hospitalized for a Stroke

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan speaks during a press conference at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of US President Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control …
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Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) is hospitalized and recovering from a stroke which occurred last week, the lawmaker’s chief of staff announced in a statement on Tuesday.

“Sen. Luján was found to have suffered a stroke in the cerebellum, affecting his balance. As part of his treatment plan, he subsequently underwent decompressive surgery to ease swelling,” Carlos Sanchez said in a statement.

“The senator and his family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and staff at both UNM Hospital and Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital for their excellent care during this time. Sen. Luján looks forward to getting back to work for the people of New Mexico,” he added.

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