Missouri State Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) was hospitalized Wednesday after saying she felt light-headed, as reported by The Associated Press.
Cunningham left the statehouse during a debate on education. Kit Crancer, chief of staff, drove her to Saint Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City Wednesday.
"I expect that she'll be fine," Crancer said via email late Wednesday.
AP said Cunningham was undergoing tests Wednesday night. The state legislative session ends Friday.
Cunningham did not file to run for re-election this November, after her home was drawn out of her district and left her with few good options to win a seat.
Cunningham gained notoriety over her past term with legislative attempts to:
- block public school teachers from using social media like Facebook
- eliminate Missouri's child labor laws
- eliminate teacher tenure in public schools.
Late night talk show host Jay Leno mocked Cunningham's child labor law bill in an opening monologue.
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