NJ Sen. Lautenberg Hospitalized After Fall
Democrat, 86, held overnight 'as precautionary measure'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2010 1:20 AM CST
Sen. Frank Lautenberg was rushed to a local hospital, and ramained overnight as a "precautionary measure," aides say.   (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
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(Newser) – New Jersey's Sen. Frank Lautenberg was rushed to a local hospital from his home last night after suffering a fall. The Democrat, 86, "is in great spirits and joking with the doctors," a senior aide tells NBC. He remained in the hospital overnight for "routine observation." Lautenberg, who was elected to his fifth term in 2008, traveled to Haiti last week with a congressional delegation.

 

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