Rep. Cummings hospitalized, wife suspends gubernatorial campaign
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Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsDems eye ambitious agenda if House flips Oversight Dems call for probe into citizenship question on 2020 census Drug companies fear Democratic Congress MORE (D-Md.) has been hospitalized after doctors drained an infection in his knee, Politico reports.

It is the most recent in a series of health issues faced by the congressman dating back to last year. 

The longtime congressman's wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, suspended her campaign for Maryland governor on Friday just before her husband's hospitalization was reported but did not cite her husband's condition as the reason for the decision, telling supporters it was for "personal considerations."

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Cummings, 66, underwent a "minimally invasive" heart operation in May and missed several months in Congress over a complication from the surgery.

Cummings' press secretary told The Hill that the treatments are not related to his previous heart operation.

Congress had several members take long-term absences last year during important legislative battles, including Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMurkowski not worried about a Palin challenge Kavanaugh fight a GOP wake up call, but more is needed MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace: I told Jeb Bush 'he should have punched' Trump 'in the face' MORE for treatments of an aggressive brain tumor and Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranThe Hill's Morning Report — Kavanaugh ordeal thrusts FBI into new political jam GOP Senate candidate to African Americans: Stop begging for 'government scraps' Trump endorses Hyde-Smith in Mississippi Senate race MORE (R-Miss.) for a series of urological problems.

- Updated 3:52 p.m.