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Senator Thom Tillis Collapses During Race

By in Huffington Post on May 17, 2017

By Paige Lavender

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) collapsed while running a race in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning, according to The Associated Press.

A spokesperson for the race told Lori Denberg of ABC News that Tillis had a seizure but was not hurt when he fell, and that he was alert while on his way to the hospital.

Tillis had tweeted earlier Wednesday that he was taking part in the American Council of Life Insurers Capital Challenge, a three-mile team race in Anacostia Park.

Team Tillis is ready for the @ACLINews #CapChallenge in support of @fidelco. pic.twitter.com/K3nat4crji

— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017

WUSA9’s Debra Alfarone tweeted a photo of Tillis being helped during the race.

At today’s ACLI race, 3 men saved the life of Senator Thom Tillis of NC #bravery @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/gp56mXRvkz

— Debra Alfarone (@DebraAlfarone) May 17, 2017

Tillis’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The senator’s office told WFMY that it had “no comment” on Tillis’ condition.

#DEVELOPING: @SenThomTillis DC and Raleigh offices have ‘no comment’ on the senator’s condition after he collapsed during a race in DC

— WFMY News 2 (@WFMY) May 17, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted a message of support for Tillis Wednesday morning.

Please pray for my Senate colleague @ThomTillis https://t.co/fLBMJ11l5m

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 17, 2017

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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