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NC Sen. Thom Tillis collapses during race in DC

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WASHINGTON — North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning.

Tillis, 57, was conscious and did not receive CPR. Washington D.C. fire officials say he was breathing when an ambulance took him to George Washington University Hospital, WSOC reports.

Thom Tillis’ chief of staff confirmed Tillis is conscious and receptive.

He was participating in the ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race when the incident happened.

The senator took office on Jan. 3, 2015, after defeating Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

Several high-profile politicians confirmed the incident on Twitter: