Indiana’s Libertarian candidate for Gov. hospitalized in Richmond


Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell

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RICHMOND, Ind. – The Libertarian candidate for Indiana governor was admitted to a hospital Wednesday evening, according to his campaign.

The Palladium-Item reports that Rex Bell became ill during an interview in their Richmond office and asked that 911 be called.

The publication says Bell remained conscious and communicative while emergency medical personnel worked with him, before he was taken to Reid Health for further treatment.

Bell’s wife, Susan, and family members were reportedly with him at Reid. At this time, it’s unclear what exactly caused him to become ill.

Bell’s campaign posted the following statement to their Facebook page regarding the incident:

Wednesday evening, Libertarian candidate for Governor Rex Bell was admitted to Reid Health in Richmond to undergo testing. As details become available, the Bell for Governor campaign will share further updates.

Bell’s Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, released the following statement:

I learned this evening that Rex Bell was taken to the emergency room. No other details have been provided, but I know I speak for Hoosiers everywhere when I say that Janet and I will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Democrat John Greg released a statement on Twitter:

On behalf of the Gregg family and the entire campaign, we are praying for Rex Bell & his family tonight.

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