HOUSTON, Texas - August 12, 2008 - The wife of Republican Representative Dr. Ron Paul was in serious but stable condition Monday at a Houston hospital, a spokesman for the congressman said.
Carol Paul was in the critical care unit at an unidentified hospital, spokesman Jesse Benton said in a statement.
Benton would not disclose why Carol Paul was admitted to the hospital Monday, only saying, “she has had several abdominal surgeries.”
Paul “appreciates the outpouring of concern and good wishes during this difficult time,” Benton said.
A Texas congressman from Lake Jackson, Ron Paul was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 1988 and ran unsuccessfully for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. His campaign, which was a sensation on the Internet, drew support from Republicans, Independents and Democrats.
Ed. Note: Please send your wishes to Congressman Paul for his wife's speedy recovery.