Rex Bell’s campaign says the Libertarian candidate for governor is expected to make a full recovery following a minor stroke Wednesday in Richmond. In a statement, campaign leaders said "Mr. Bell is receiving excellent care, even spending the morning joking with doctors and nurses." He will be listed on Indiana ballots next Tuesday along with Democrat John Gregg and Republican Eric Holcomb.
Bell suffered the stoke while meeting with staffers from the Richmond Palladium-Item and was taken to Reid Hospital in Richmond. The statement, released Thursday morning, goes on to say:
He is fully aware and coherent, communicating as normal. He is expected a full recovery and to be released soon. The Bell family is touched by the outpouring of support, and they wish to thank Hoosiers for their thoughts, prayers, and kind words. We continue to ask that the family be allowed to focus on Mr. Bell’s health and a speedy recovery.
Wednesday night, Holcomb issued a statement on the situation, saying in part, "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."
A tweet from the Gregg campaign Wedenesday night read "on behalf of the Gregg family and the entire campaign, we are praying for Rex Bell & his family tonight."
Election Day in Indiana runs Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.