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Dick Cheney Hospitalized

November 22, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney was hospitalized Wednesday morning with chest pains and was undergoing tests, Bush campaign spokeswoman Karen Hughes said.

``My understanding is that Secretary Cheney had some chest pains early this morning, and as a precaution, he went to George Washington Hospital where he is undergoing tests,″ Hughes said.

She said she was notified at 6:08 a.m. that Cheney had just been admitted.

Hughes said campaign chairman Don Evans spoke to Cheney by telephone in the hospital and the former defense secretary sounded calm and described himself as comfortable.

Cheney has experienced chest pains in the past and has admitted himself for testing as a precaution during those past episodes, Hughes said.

When Bush selected Cheney as his running mate, he knew the former Wyoming congressman and White House chief of staff had a history of heart problems.

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