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Pa. Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley Hospitalized

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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By Tony Romeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania’s second-in-command will spend the night in the hospital after an episode of lightheadedness Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Lt. Governor Jim Cawley said Monday night that his boss was being admitted for an overnight stay at a Harrisburg hospital as a precautionary measure, as he awaited the results of tests.

Cawley’s spokesman says the Lt. Governor was presiding over a session of the state Senate around mid-afternoon when he began to feel lightheaded. He stepped down from the rostrum, but at no time lost consciousness. The Capitol nurse recommended the he go to a hospital for further examination, where he was reported to be awake and alert.

His spokesman says the 44 year-old Cawley got a clean bill of health after a physical examination this past summer.