Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband in intensive care

October 30, 2017

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., touches the face of her husband, Joseph Shepard, while declaring victory in the Missouri Senate race in St. Louis. McCaskill said Monday Oct. 30, 2017 on Twitter that Shepard is in a in St. Louis hospital intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson File)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The husband of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is in a hospital intensive care unit.

McCaskill said Monday on Twitter that Joseph Shepard “has a very big heart but right now not working very well. Currently in ICU. Thanks for your prayers in advance.”

McCaskill spokeswoman Sarah Feldman says Shepard is hospitalized in St. Louis, but she said she had no further details about his condition.

McCaskill and Shepard, a millionaire developer, have been married since 2002. The couple has a home in suburban St. Louis and a condominium in Washington.

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