Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is being evaluated at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati after he fell ill during a speaking engagement there, his office reported.
DeWine spokeswoman Lisa Hackley said DeWine did not lose consciousness. “I think he just wasn’t feeling good,” she said.
DeWine was speaking at a downtown Cincinnati restaurant to a civic and business group called First Friday.
“Attorney General Mike DeWine is feeling much better after not feeling well earlier today prior to a speaking engagement in Cincinnati. His wife Fran is with him and they want to express thanks to all who have passed along good wishes,” Hackley said in a statement released late Friday.
“He will be held at The Christ Hospital overnight for observation after a bout of vertigo and is expected to be released tomorrow.”
DeWine, 67, a Republican, is running for his second term as Ohio attorney general. Previously, he served as U.S. Senator, lieutenant governor and Greene County prosecutor. He lives in Cedarville.
By Laura A. Bischoff - Dayton Daily News, Ohio (MCT)
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