With control of the U.S. Senate hanging in the balance in the midterm congressional elections this year, two important Democrats in that political fight were sidelined by strokes this weekend.
Maryland Democrat Sen. Chris Van Hollen announced Sunday that he suffered a minor stroke and had been hospitalized.
Van Hollen, 63, said doctors at George Washington University Hospital, where he is being treated, told him there are no long-term effects or damage and he expects to be back at work later this week.
In a statement Sunday night, Van Hollen said he has been advised by doctors to remain under observation at the hospital for a few days out of an abundance of caution.
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