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Mitch McConnell is hospitalized after tripping at Washington hotel

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a press conference on Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C.  (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
By Mike Ives Washington Post

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, was hospitalized on Wednesday after tripping at a hotel in Washington, D.C., his spokesman said.

“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner,” the spokesman, David Popp, said in a brief statement . “He has been admitted to the hospital, where he is receiving treatment.”

No details were immediately available about the 81-year-old Republican’s condition.