“Senator Tim Johnson Hospitalized,” Keloland TV, 13 December 2006, http://keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=0,53148.
The office of Democratic Senator Tim Johnson says Johnson has suffered a possible stroke. He’s at George Washington University Hospital this afternoon undergoing tests.
His condition isn’t being made available at this time. Johnson turns 60 later this month.
Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth is asking people to pray for the Johnson family.
South Dakota’s secretary of state, Chris Nelson, says if there is a Senate vacancy, Republican Governor Rounds would appoint a replacement who serves until the next general election in 2008. Nelson says as for what creates a vacancy, that’s not defined in state law but it might be in federal law.
One of my parent’s knew Tim Johnson from long ago, when they were both my age. Though I never met him, I admired his combination of intelligence and stubbornness.
Hopefully all well be well, this is being blown out of proportion, and we can plan on running a candidate against him in 2010.