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Congresswoman Hinson Hospitalized with Kidney Infection

Republican Congresswoman Ashley Hinson of Marion has been hospitalized with a kidney infection. 

Jimmy Peacock, Hinson’s chief of staff, released a statement announcing Hinson was admitted to a Cedar Rapids hospital on Sunday night.

Peacock said Hinson appreciates all of the prayers and well wishes and is looking forward to being back on the road soon, but did not give a time frame for her doctor’s treatment plan. 

Hinson was first elected to the U.S. House in 2020 and is running for re-election in Iowa’s new second congressional district. 

Hinson and Liz Mathis of Hiawatha — the Democratic candidate in Iowa’s second congressional district — debated last week on KCRG TV-9, where they both have worked in the past. They were scheduled to debate Tuesday night on Iowa PBS, but that event has been cancelled.


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