|Sen. Jim Bunning.|
Bunning, suffered a stroke on Tuesday night in Southgate, Ky. He was transported alongside his wife to the hospital, where his family said he was moved on Thursday night from the intensive care unit to a transitional care unit.
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“Thanks to the attention of the doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth, he has been provided skilled care that is leading him on the road to recovery,” Bunning’s family said in a statement.
“The Bunning Family wants to thank the first responders and medical personnel who have been treating Dad. We sincerely appreciate the thoughts and prayers of all who are concerned about our father’s health.”
Bunning, one of the best pitchers of all time in the Philadelphia Phillips organization, entered politics after his baseball career ended, first beginning at the local level in Fort Thomas before representing the state as a Republican in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
He served two terms in the senate and did not run for reelection in 2010.