Nevada congressman hospitalized after heart attack

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A spokesman says U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy of Nevada is recovering after suffering a heart attack.

Larry Farnsworth says the Republican underwent a routine medical procedure after the Monday night incident and remains hospitalized.

Farnsworth says in a news release that Hardy is expected to return to a full schedule later this week.

The 59-year-old Hardy is running for re-election in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, which covers much of southern Nevada, including parts of Las Vegas.

His opponent is Democratic state Sen. Ruben Kihuen, who emerged with a solid primary victory and has support from the powerful Culinary Union.

Hardy rose from roots in ranching and the construction industry and his allies hope his work ethic and down-to-earth style can pull him through a tough campaign.

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