New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was taken to the hospital this morning when he complained of difficulty breathing.
But the word is that Christie's problem may not be in the least life-threatening. The Governor suffers from asthma and often refers to this himself during his town hall meetings throughout the state.
Christie's spokesman, Michael Drewniak, confirmed that Christie does indeed suffer from asthma, and says the Governor was taken to Somerset Medical Center in Somerville "out of an abundance of caution." Drewniak says the governor was "doing fine: and undergoing tests.
Christie had been scheduled to attend a bill-signing ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Hillsborough, Somerset County but the event was canceled. He is also expected to take questions at 7 p.m. tonight on "Ask the Governor," a monthly call-in radio show on New Jersey 101.5 FM, but there is no indication at this point as to whether he will keep that engagement.
We'll keep you posted.
But we feel reassured that the Governor is OK.