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Ex-presidential candidate George McGovern 'resting comfortably' in US hospital after fall
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (AP) ' Doctors say former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is "alert and resting comfortably" at a South Dakota hospital after falling and hitting his head.
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls released a statement Saturday saying the former U.S. senator was in stable condition after suffering a head injury.
McGovern was flown to the hospital late Friday from Mitchell, South Dakota, where he'd been scheduled to appear on a live C-SPAN interview at McGovern Library at Dakota Wesleyan University.
University officials said the former South Dakota senator fell outside the library about two hours before the interview.
McGovern spent three terms in the U.S. Senate and was a lifelong advocate for U.S. and world food programs. He lost the presidential race to Richard Nixon in 1972.