Libertarian governor candidate Rex Bell suffers stroke

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TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Less than a week before Election Day, the Libertarian candidate running for governor, Rex Bell, has suffered a stroke.

Libertarian Rex Bell speaks to the media after the second governor’s race debate. Photo by Addison Laker, TheStatehouseFile.com

Libertarian Rex Bell speaks to the media after the second governor’s race debate. Photo by Addison Laker, TheStatehouseFile.com

Bell is expected to make a full recovery and be released from Methodist hospital in Indianapolis soon, according to a post on the campaign’s Facebook page Thursday morning. The stroke, which the campaign is calling “minor,” happened during a campaign event Wednesday in Richmond.

The Libertarian Party of Indiana selected Bell as its gubernatorial candidate during the party’s convention in April. During debates and forums, Bell has promoted his goals limited government and giving local governments more control. He’s running against Democrat John Gregg and Republican Eric Holcomb.

“I know I speak for Hoosiers everywhere when I say that Janet and I will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers,” Holcomb said in a statement.

Gregg tweeted that he, his family and his campaign also are praying for Bell.

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