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Boughton, CT-Gov. Candidate, Collapses at GOP Forum; Recovering

March 16, 2018 By Staff
Boughton, CT-Gov. Candidate, Collapses at GOP Forum; Recovering

The mayor of Danbury, a leading candidate for governor, had a scary moment at a GOP forum on Thursday night.

Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury), a leading candidate for governor in a crowded Republican race, had a scary moment on Thursday night when he collapsed at a GOP forum in Avon.

“Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton fell ill at an event in Avon this evening,” a campaign spokesman told Reclaim Connecticut. “He is currently resting comfortably at UCONN Health Center in Farmington.”

Reported said that Boughton had a seizure, and that fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate State Rep. Prasad Srinivasan (R-Glastonbury), who’s also a doctor, stepped in to perform CPR.

Boughton’s campaign provided an update on Friday afternoon:

“Last evening Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was brought to UConn Health where, according to his doctors, he was treated for dehydration. He was released a short time ago. Before he left, Mr. Boughton asked me to extend his thanks to the people of UConn Health for their care. He said, and I quote “we are lucky to have a place like this.” We thank Mr. Boughton for his comments and UConn Health will have no further updates on this matter.”

Well wishes poured in from Boughton’s opponents in the race.

I have known Mayor Mark Boughton for 20 years and hope everyone in Connecticut joins me in putting politics aside tonight to pray for him and his family and for a full and speedy recovery.

Posted by Tim Herbst on Thursday, March 15, 2018