Mo. state senator "light-headed" during debate, heads to hospital

May 17, 2012

A Missouri state senator was being examined at a Jefferson City hospital after becoming light-headed during a debate on education issues.

Republican Senator Jane Cunningham of Chesterfield was driven to St. Mary's Health Center by her chief of staff Wednesday afternoon. The aide said Cunningham underwent tests in the emergency room Wednesday evening, then was admitted to the hospital and planned to stay overnight.

Senator Rob Schaaf, who is a family physician from St. Joseph, says Cunningham complained of being light-headed but did not appear to have more serious symptoms.

Cunningham appeared to be conscious as she left the Capitol in a wheelchair.