August 11th, 2007
06:35 AM ET
6 years ago

Ron Paul's wife hospitalized

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul's wife was hospitalized Monday at a Houston-area hospital, a spokesman for the Texas Republican confirms to CNN.

"Carol Paul has been taken ill and is currently in the Critical Care Unit at a Houston area hospital," Jesse Benton, Paul's spokesman, said in an email statement to CNN. "She has had several abdominal surgeries and remains in serious but stable condition. Dr. Paul appreciates the outpouring of concern and good wishes during this difficult time."

Benton did not name the hospital or provide further details about the hospitalization.

Paul unsuccessfully sought the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, developing a loyal following among people who support limited government as well as among anti-war activists. Paul was the only Republican presidential candidate who opposed the Iraq war.


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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Carolyn, Traverse City, MI

    I am hoping and praying that Mrs. Paul will be well. Dr. Paul is our LAST HOPE to save our Republic. If he doesn't win, the beginning of the end of our freedom as we know it is about to come very soon. The other candidates are left in the dust when it comes to knowledge of the Constitution that Dr. Paul has. Take care and be well Mrs. Paul and Dr. Paul. We are counting on you!

    August 11, 2007 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. AJ, SAN DIEGO, CA

    Me and my entire family and local meetup group wish you the speediest of recoveries Mrs. Paul.

    Liberty '08!

    August 12, 2007 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  3. hawnstyle

    maybe ron paul should be with his wife. he is wasting time trying to climb mount everest... he has no shot at the nomination. i don't mean to be cruel but go take care of your wife and stop wasting everyones time. all u clouded thinking dreamers should wake up. ron paul is done!!! telling his supporters to jump on the Romney buses... no free ride in america loooooosers. GO ROMNEY!

    August 13, 2007 03:36 am at 3:36 am |
  4. Rob C Knoxville,TN

    hawnstyle?? You must be a complete idiot. You would waste your vote on a guy like Romney? Give me a break. Ron Paul is everything Romney wishes he could be. Romney is buying peoples vote. That doesnt make him "by the people". God Bless Ron Paul and his wife. hope she is feeling better. Go Ron Go.

    August 13, 2007 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. hawnstyle

    what'up Ron C. What does Ron Paul do as a politician? vote yes and no? That's not a leader.You guys can cry about Romneys wealth,family,looks,and faith, but he is a leader. And a successful one at that. I've been to Ron Pauls website, and agree with alot of his views... he is a good man, but he's not a leader. Don't get me wrong, Bush is a butthole. Romney won't be like him.
    "for he who sins against the greater light, shall receive the greater condemnation".- for Romney to neglect the needy in this country will be spiritual suicide. And he knows this. Paul is third at best, with Huckabee second. Peace to all.

    August 14, 2007 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  6. Brittney A. Indianapolis, Indiana

    Why in any article written about Paul must it be stated that he is "a long shot". If he is such a long shot why is he the #1 recipient of campaign donations from military personnel? CNN should not be calling anyone a long shot. It is not your job to roll your proverbial eyes for the American Public.

    August 21, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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