State Senator Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, is in the hospital after becoming ill on Tuesday night.
Blair was attending a reception at the Governor’s Mansion with other members of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday night.
He told the Daily Mail in an interview Thursday morning that once he returned home, he became sick and called the ambulance, He was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Hospital.
Blair’s blood pressure was reportedly over 200 Tuesday. He said he has been plagued by blood pressure problems since before Christmas.
Doctors told Blair they believe his condition could be caused by a blockage in his renal artery, which feeds blood to the kidneys. He said they also believe his blood pressure problems could be caused by malfunctioning glands.
If everything goes well, he hopes to be back at the Capitol in few days.