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John Rutherford recovering from ‘acute digestive flare-up’, not cardiac episode

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Congressman John Rutherford, the first-term Jacksonville Republican who had a medical emergency in Washington Wednesday, is “on his way to a full and swift recovery,” his chief of staff said. Notably: contrary to much reporting, Rutherford did not suffer a heart attack. Kelly Simpson, Congressman Rutherford’s Chief of Staff, said, “Congressman Rutherford is recuperating at a local hospital on his way to a full and swift recovery.” “On Wednesday evening, Congressman Rutherford experienced significant discomfort while just outside the House Chamber.  Mr. Rutherford…

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