Brother Says Former US Sen. Hagan Is in Intensive Care

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 10, 2016 Updated: December 10, 2016

LAKELAND, Fla.—Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who represented North Carolina, has been hospitalized after falling seriously ill.

Hagan’s brother tells The Lakeland Ledger in Florida, Hagan was rushed to a Washington, D.C., hospital Thursday and was being treated in an intensive care unit.

Joe Ruthven says Hagan didn’t have a heart attack and isn’t in a coma. He wouldn’t give any further details.

The 63-year-old Hagan and her brother live in Lakeland, between Orlando and Tampa.

Hagan, a Democrat, was elected in 2008 and served one term before she was defeated by Republican Thom Tillis.

The Hagan family said in a statement released to The Associated Press by a spokeswoman that “Kay is receiving the best possible medical care.” It didn’t give further details and asked for privacy.