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Iowa Gov. Hospitalized After Choking on Carrot

Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012 07:38 PM

 

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been released from a California hospital after choking on food during a ceremony for the re-dedication of the USS Iowa battleship in Los Angeles.

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Terry Branstad speaks at the rededication ceremony before his hospitalization. (AP Photo)

Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht said Wednesday the governor choked on a carrot at some point during the event and vomited.

He says the 65-year-old governor, a Republican, was taken to a nearby hospital out of an abundance of caution, went through a series of tests and was quickly released after "everything turned out fine."

He says Branstad was in good spirits. He says the governor had planned to visit his uncle who lives in the area and watch fireworks before returning to Iowa on Thursday.

The USS Iowa is a World War II-era battleship that has being turned into a museum.

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