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Baltimore mayor admitted to hospital with chest pains

UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.: The Baltimore mayor's office has released a statement saying: "The Mayor was transported to University of Maryland Medical Center for testing and observation by her personal physician. Mayor Rawlings-Blake is resting comfortably and expects to be released shortly."

Rawlings-Blake.jpgOriginal post: Baltimore's newly installed mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), was admitted to the hospital early Thursday morning for chest pains and numbness and remains there for observation, according to a statement issued by her office.

Rawlings-Blake, 39, the former City Council president, took over as mayor of Maryland's largest city on Feb. 4 following the resignation of Sheila Dixon (D).

Here is the statement issued by Rawlings-Blake's office:

"At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake awoke complaining of numbness and chest pain. Her husband, Mr. Kent Blake, drove her to Sinai Hospital. The Mayor was transported to University of Maryland Medical Center for testing and observation by her personal physician. Mayor Rawlings-Blake is resting comfortably."

By John Wagner  |  March 4, 2010; 9:24 AM ET
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God speed your recovery, Madame Mayor!

Posted by: robinficker | March 4, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

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