Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders is cancelling campaign events “until further notice,” after undergoing a cardiac procedure Tuesday night, according to his campaign.
“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “Following medical evaluation and testing, he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted.”
Weaver said Sanders “is conversing and in good spirits,” and will be “resting up over the next few days.”
Earlier that same day, his campaign had announced that Sanders, I-Vt., raised $25.3 million during the past three months for his White House bid. That was fueled by an army of low-dollar donors to post the largest quarterly haul so far this year among the Democratic presidential contenders.
Sanders transferred an additional $2.6 million from his other federal campaign accounts, the campaign said.
The third-quarter figures announced by the Sanders campaign rival the $26 million raised at this point in the primary campaign in 2015, when he stunned the Democratic field by nearly matching the total of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, with an infusion of money from donors giving less than $200. This time, more than a dozen other candidates are in the race for the Democratic nomination.