Connolly Hospitalized Following Tight Election

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    U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., was hospitalized this week but is expected to go home this weekend.

    Connolly went to his doctor earlier this week for a checkup, and his doctor recommended hospitalization for further testing, according to James Walkinshaw, Connolly's chief of staff.

    "The details are a private matter, but he is doing well and will be heading home this weekend," Walkinshaw said.

    The hospitalization came as votes were canvassed following a tight vote on Election Day. After defeating Republican Keith Fimian by 12 points in 2008, he edged him out in their rematch by less than one point this week. Fimian could ask for a recount.


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