AP – State Sen. Jack Gordon ‘critical’ in hospital

Mississippi state Sen. Jack Gordon, a longtime lawmaker who once chaired the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday with an undisclosed ailment, officials said.

Patrice Guilfoyle, a spokeswoman for the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, said the only information she could release was Gordon’s condition, which she said was critical on Sunday.

State Sen. Doug Davis, Gordon’s friend and colleague at the Mississippi Capitol, told The Associated Press that Gordon was taken early Sunday to the UMC.

Davis, who was at the hospital with Gordon’s family, said doctors were running tests to determine what’s wrong with the 66-year-old Democrat from Okolona.

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3/7/10