Bernie Sanders stunned the Democrat field with a massive $27 million fundraising haul in the 3rd quarter dwarfing his rivals.
It was a good sign for Bernie – that he still had momentum. But it is just been confirmed that Bernie had emergency heart surgery in Las Vegas and has canceled all future events for the time being.
He also canceled his first ad buys in Iowa. He had two stents placed in a blocked artery. We have amazing medical procedures today and Bernie should be ok but one must question if he will stay in the race.
From ABC: “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort.
Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statemen
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” Weaver said.
“We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
ABC News first learned from officials about the Vermont senator being hospitalized after his plans to attend a presidential gun forum changed.
He is one of three septuagenarians in the Democratic primary, and the oldest. Former Vice President Joe Biden is 76. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is 70.
President Donald Trump, who was the oldest elected president, is 73. If elected, Sanders would be the oldest president to serve.
Sanders last public campaign event was Tuesday night in Nevada. Earlier this week, he was in New Hampshire where he held seven back-to-back events.