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Candidate Interrupts Fundraiser to Maybe Save a Life

Andy McGuire takes break from running for Iowa governor to perform CPR
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2017 4:39 PM CDT
Candidate for Governor Performs CPR at Fundraiser
Andy McGuire   (Twitter)

Well, that's one way to earn a vote. The Des Moines Register reports Andy McGuire, one of seven Democratic candidates for governor of Iowa, was hanging out at the Polk County Streak Fry fundraiser on Saturday when she heard someone shouting for a doctor. McGuire, a physician, headed for the commotion and found a woman on the ground, choking on a piece of food. According to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, the choking woman was a Democratic Party volunteer. McGuire performed CPR on the woman and also busted out some doctor lingo. “She was very tachycardic. She was hanging in there, but real thready,” McGuire tells the Register. An ambulance arrived while McGuire was performing CPR, and the Polk County Democrats chairman later told a crowd McGuire may have saved the woman's life. "I'm just glad I was at the right place at the right time," McGuire tweeted. (Read more CPR stories.)

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