Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson Hospitalized With ‘Kidney Infection,’ Office Says

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Michael Ginsberg Congressional Correspondent
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Republican Iowa Rep. Ashley Hinson was hospitalized Sunday night with a kidney infection, her chief of staff announced.

Hinson, a first-term representative, was campaigning in the Second District over the weekend, holding an event Saturday with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. She is running against state Sen. Liz Mathis in a race that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting as part of its “Red to Blue” program. (RELATED: ‘Morally Reprehensible’: 124 Republicans Blast Pelosi’s Attempt To Overturn Congressional Election)

“Congresswoman Hinson was admitted to UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital yesterday evening where she is being treated for a kidney infection. She is looking forward to being back on the road soon. She appreciates all of the prayers and well wishes,” Chief of Staff Jimmy Peacock said.

A rising star in the House Republican Conference, Hinson has emerged as a leading fundraiser through her campaign committee and leadership PAC. She reportedly considered running for conference chair before New York Rep. Elise Stefanik announced that she would seek a second term in the position.

Illnesses have taken several elected officials off Capitol Hill and the campaign trail for long stretches during the 117th Congress. Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman suffered a stroke in March that forced him off the campaign trail for more than six months. Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico also suffered strokes, briefly leaving Democrats without control of the upper chamber.