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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 ChamblissLive coverage: Georgia Senate runoffs Trump, Biden face new head-to-head contest in Georgia Ex-GOP senator from Georgia suffers mild stroke: report 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 PerdueGeorgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks Please, President Trump: Drop your quest for revenge and help the GOP MORE (R), who is facing Democratic challenger Jon OssoffJon OssoffGeorgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Wray hints at federal response to SolarWinds hack Georgia's GOP-led Senate passes bill requiring ID for absentee voting 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.