Brother says former US Sen. Hagan is in intensive care

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Posted: Dec 10, 2016 3:06 PM

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who represented North Carolina, has been hospitalized after falling seriously ill.

Hagan's brother tells The Lakeland Ledger in Florida (http://bit.ly/2hghIjE ) Hagan was rushed to a Washington, D.C., hospital Thursday and was being treated in an intensive care unit.

Joe Ruthven of Lakeland says Hagan didn't have a heart attack and isn't in a coma. He wouldn't give any further details.

The 63-year-old Hagan, a Democrat, was elected in 2008 and served one term before she was defeated by Republican Thom Tillis. A spokeswoman says she formerly lived in Lakeland but currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Hagan family said in a statement to The Associated Press that "Kay is receiving the best possible medical care." It didn't give further details and asked for privacy.

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This story has been updated to reflect that a spokeswoman for the Hagan family says Hagan formerly lived in Lakeland but now lives in Greensboro.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com