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Ex-GOP senator from Georgia suffers mild stroke: report

Ex-GOP senator from Georgia suffers mild stroke: report
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Former U.S. Sen. Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissEffective and profitable climate solutions are within the nation's farms and forests Live coverage: Georgia Senate runoffs Trump, Biden face new head-to-head contest in Georgia MORE (R-Ga.) suffered a mild stroke at his home earlier this week but is reportedly in stable condition.

A family spokeswoman for Chambliss, Lauren Claffey Tomlinson, released a statement saying the former senator is "doing well," according to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“On Tuesday, Sen. Chambliss suffered from a minor stroke and was quickly admitted to Grady Hospital for treatment. He is receiving excellent care at the renowned Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center," said Tomlinson.

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The spokeswoman added, "He is doing well, resting comfortably, and is looking forward to a full recovery. Saxby and his wife Julianne thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers during this time."

Chambliss, 77, served as a member of the U.S. House from 1995-2003 before representing Georgia in the Senate from 2002-2015.

His successor in the Senate is Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE (R), who is facing Democratic challenger Jon OssoffJon OssoffOssoff introduces solar energy tax credit legislation Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states Stacey Abrams calls on young voters of color to support election reform bill MORE in a runoff election slated for next Tuesday.

Perdue issued a statement on the former senator, saying he and his wife Bonnie "are praying for Saxby Chambliss," local CBS affiliate WMAZ reported.

"He and his wife Julianne have been dear friends to us and are true public servants for the people of Georgia. We wish Saxby a speedy recovery and are keeping his entire family in our thoughts and prayers,” Perdue added.