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Doctors Say U.S. Senate Candidates In Good Health

WCBE files

There's rosy news in the high-stakes battle for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat: both Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland are in excellent health. Doctors' letters provided to The Associated Press give glowing medical marks to both men. AP requested the results of a post-primary physical and, for each, a list of any major health conditions or prescription medications. Neither has any medical problems to speak of. The 60-year-old Portman is an avid sportsman who kayaks and cycles. He's on no medications and has no illnesses or chronic conditions. The 75-year-old Strickland, Ohio's former Governor, takes blood-pressure medicine. His doctor says he has no illnesses or chronic conditions. Strickland would be the oldest person elected to a first term in the Senate. He says longevity runs in his family.

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