Tags: US | Mass | Lt | Gov | Hospitalized

Mass. Lt. Governor Hospitalized, in Good Spirits

Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010 07:26 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The lieutenant governor has been hospitalized after marching in several parades in 90-degree heat over the Independence Day weekend and becoming ill.

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, who marched in five parades during a busy three-day holiday weekend, felt under the weather and decided to seek medical attention Monday evening, spokesman Kyle Sullivan said.

Murray, a Democrat who's in his early 40s, was spending the night at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, about 40 miles west of Boston, for observation and was in good spirits, Sullivan said. A hospital spokeswoman wouldn't comment on his condition early Tuesday.

Murray is a former three-term mayor of Worcester, the state's second-largest city. Since taking office with Gov. Deval Patrick in 2007, Murray has been tasked with maintaining the administration's relationship with cities and towns and leading outreach efforts to homelessness and veterans groups.

He has worked with Patrick, who is seeking re-election, to promote job growth while reforming ethics, education, pensions and the state transportation system and has made protecting local aid a priority for the Patrick administration, his website says.

Nationally, Murray has taken leadership roles on the Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association and the National Lieutenant Governors Association Executive Committee.

One of Murray's roles as lieutenant governor is to take over from Patrick when the governor is unable to serve, as he did for three days last fall when the governor had hip replacement surgery.

Patrick, a friend of President Barack Obama, faces independent candidate Timothy Cahill, Republican Charles Baker and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein in the gubernatorial race. Patrick has rebounded from early lackluster fundraising and leads in polling. Murray is set to partner with him again for the November election.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Florida Judge Approves State Congressional Maps Drawn by GOP

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 16:36 PM

A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps recently redrawn by Republican legislative leaders, ruling . . .

Perry Building 2016 Momentum in Wake of Indictment

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 15:59 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is facing the criminal charges he faces in his home state head-on, and political experts say that  . . .

Libertarian Could Force Runoff in Georgia Senate Race

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 14:41 PM

Republican David Perdue is leading Democrat Michelle Nunn in the Georgia Senate race, but Libertarian Party candidate Am . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved