Gubernatorial Candidate Collapses On Stage, Receives CPR From Opponent

Henry Rodgers | Capitol Hill Reporter

A Connecticut governor contender collapsed on stage at a candidates’ event Thursday night, causing his opponent to perform CPR on him.

Danbury, Conn., Republican Mayor Mark Boughton was reportedly feeling sick during the candidate meet-and-greet and fell to the ground. Republican opponent and physician Prasad Srinivasan jumped on the scene and began performing CPR on Boughton, the Hartford Courant reported.

Boughton was reportedly conscious when taken to University of Connecticut Health Center.

“I just heard somebody yelling for a doctor,” former U.S. comptroller general and gubernatorial Republican candidate Dave Walker told the Hartford Courant. “He did have to have CPR.”

Boughton had brain surgery in 2017 to remove a non-cancerous tumor from behind his ear. It is unclear whether this health incident was related in anyway, as Boughton remains in the hospital.

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