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November 2, 2010 - Boston - Steve Grossman the newly elected Massachusetts State Treasurer points ot supporters during the victory rally held at the Park Plaze Hotel on Tuesday night. (Matt Wright 2010) November 2, 2010 - Boston - Steve Grossman the newly elected Massachusetts State Treasurer points ot supporters during the victory rally held at the Park Plaze Hotel on Tuesday night. (Matt Wright 2010)  

Candidate passes kidney stone during campaign event

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Alexis Levinson
Political Reporter

A Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate had a painful candidate’s forum Tuesday; not because of his performance, but because he was in the process of passing a kidney stone when it occurred.

The Boston Globe reported that state Treasurer Steve Grossman, a Democrat, suffers from chronic kidney stones, and in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, he began to pass one. The pain was “a 10 on a scale of 1-to-10,” according to Grossman’s spokesman Chandra Allard, but he declined to change his campaign schedule, showing up at the forum and at least one other event as planned.

Grossman apparently finally passed the stone at an awards ceremony after the candidate’s forum.

The kidney stone, naturally, already has its own Twitter account.

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