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Lt. Gov. Cawley Discharged After Night In Hospital

(Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Credit: Tony Romeo)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor is going home with a prescription for blood pressure medication after a spell of lightheadedness landed him in the hospital for the night.

Lt. Jim Cawley’s office said he was discharged from Harrisburg Hospital at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Cawley’s office says he had elevated blood pressure and an increased heart rate.

Cawley was presiding over the state Senate on Monday when he began to feel ill. He was taken to the hospital after a Capitol nurse looked at him.

The 44-year-old first-term Republican plans to work from home for a few days and hopes to resume his normal schedule next week.

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