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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:48 AM

Ivey's Chief of Staff hid hospitalization after stroke-like symptoms

It can't happen here?

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Source: Alabama Political Reporter, by Bill Britt

In April 2015, then Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey was admitted to a hospital in Colorado due to a series of stroke-like attacks, according to two high-ranking former government officials. Ivey had flown to the Aerospace State Association Annual Meeting held in Colorado Springs that year. She was accompanied by Chief of Staff Steve Pelham and Security Officer Thomas Andrew “Drew” Brooks.

After several attacks, Ivey was taken to the hospital where she allegedly spent four days recovering, before returning to Alabama. According to reports, Pelham threatened Trooper Brooks, not to report the incident to anyone. However, under security protocol, Brooks was bound to tell his supervisor, Jack Clark. The event generated buzz around ALEA but was quashed according to those at the agency at the time of the incident. “We all knew what happened, but because she was scheduled to be out of town for the conference, it was easy for them [Ivey’s people] to keep a lid on it,” recalled a former Trooper.

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Concerns about Ivey’s health were widely circulated by her security personnel, which saw reoccurring episodes of slurred speech, incoherent ramblings, and a inability to focus for extended periods, according to former troopers.

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Those with knowledge of Ivey’s recent appearance at the Republican Senate Caucus meeting this week say Ivey gave a short meandering presentation concerning legislation she is supporting. Caucus members would not confirm to APR what was said in the meeting, but her behavior was described as “shaky and rambling.”

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Read it all at: http://www.alreporter.com/2017/05/17/iveys-chief-staff-hid-hospitalization-stroke-like-symptoms/

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Fri May 19, 2017, 12:21 PM

1. But their football team is the Best.

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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:10 PM

2. Politics in this state drives me nutz.

There are so many good things about living here, but the politics is a constant clown show.

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