Posible Stroke in Senator

December 13, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota, was taken to George Washington University today with a possible stroke, his office said. If Johnson, who will be 60 this month, should be incapacitated and unable to serve, it would throw into question the Democrats? takeover of the Senate by a 51 to 49 majority, scheduled for next month. The governor of South Dakota, who would appoint a new senator, is a Republican. Johnson became disoriented while speaking to reporters around noon. After Johnson walked back to his office, he did not feel well, and he was examined by the Capitol physician, who recommended hospitalization.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota, was taken to George Washington University today with a possible stroke, his office said. If Johnson, who will be 60 this month, should be incapacitated and unable to serve, it would throw into question the Democrats? takeover of the Senate by a 51 to 49 majority, scheduled for next month. The governor of South Dakota, who would appoint a new senator, is a Republican. Johnson became disoriented while speaking to reporters around noon. After Johnson walked back to his office, he did not feel well, and he was examined by the Capitol physician, who recommended hospitalization.