SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One of the dozens of candidates running in the upcoming California recall election has pulled out of the race due to having a heart attack.
Doug Ose, a former Republican congressman, said the heart attack happened Sunday evening.READ MORE: Memorial Service For Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee: What You Need To Know
Due to the heart attack, Ose has ended his campaign for governor.
“While I’m told I should expect a full recovery, additional procedures and potentially surgery are required, and it has become clear that I must now focus my attention on rehabilitation and healing,” Ose said in a statement.
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— Doug Ose (@DougOse) August 17, 2021
Ose was California’s 3rd congressional district representative from 1999-2005. He is also a Sacramento native and a graduate of Rio Americano High School.
He had announced his candidacy back in March for the California recall election.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Say Thieves Target Women Along Stockton Boulevard In Broad Daylight
With Ose’s withdrawal, there are now a total of 45 candidates who will be on the recall ballot.