Sen. Thom Tillis has seizure during race

North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis had a seizure Wednesday morning while running in the annual American Council of Life Capital Challenge race in Washington, a race organizer told CNN.

Tillis was transported to George Washington University Hospital, event spokesperson Jeff Darman said, and his status remains uncertain at this time.

The senator was alert when medical responders arrived on the scene, he said.

Tillis’ office has not yet responded to a CNN request for comment. News of Tillis’ medical issue was first reported by The Associated Press.

Tillis, 56, was first elected to the Senate in 2014, after serving as speaker of North Carolina’s House of Representatives. He sits on several high-profile committees in the Senate, including armed services, judiciary and veterans’ affairs.

Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina, a Democrat, tweeted well wishes to Tillis.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Tillis and his family. – RC” he tweeted.

His Senate colleagues also sent him prayers.

“Please pray for my Senate colleague @ThomTillis” Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted.

Several members of Congress planned to run in the annual three-mile road race, including Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Sen. John Cornyn of Texas.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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