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Rep. Louise Slaughter hospitalized after concussion

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has been hospitalized after suffering a concussion recently.

That is according to a statement from her office Wednesday, which says the Fairport Democrat fell at her residence in Washington, D.C. last week and was taken to George Washington University Hospital to receive treatment and monitoring for a concussion.

Chief of Staff Liam Fitzsimmons said Slaughter did not suffer any fractures or broken bones and is receiving excellent care. 

“The congresswoman is tough as nails and she will bring that same spirit to this recovery," Fitzsimmons said in a statement. "We appreciate the outpouring of support and the community’s patience during her recuperation. We will release additional information as it becomes available.”

Fitzsimmons said Slaughter "is receiving excellent care from the world-class medical staff at GW hospital." A hospital spokesman Wednesday said she is listed in stable condition.

Slaughter, who turns 89 in August and whose district included northern Western New York for many years, recently announced that she will be running for a 17th term. She faces opposition from local neurosurgeon Dr. James Maxwell, who is seeking the Republican nomination.

New York State Asssembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle released a statement on the congresswoman.

“If there is one thing I know about Louise it is that she is a relentless fighter who has never backed down from a challenge. I trust that fighting spirit is still as strong as ever and will give her the strength needed to make a full and speedy recovery,” Morelle said.

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