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U.S. Senator Luján Suffers Stroke, Recovering in Hospital

U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)

WASHINGTON  — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke and being hospitalized last week, when he began to experience dizziness and fatigue.

The 49-year-old Democrat checked himself into a hospital in Santa Fe on Thursday. His chief of staff says the Senator was then transferred to a hospital in Albuquerque for further evaluation. He then underwent decompressive surgery to ease the swelling he was experiencing. Luján remains in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, his office says.