DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Connecticut governor has made his first public appearance since collapsing at a meet-and-greet event.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton attended an Irish flag raising at Danbury City Hall Saturday afternoon for St. Patrick’s Day. Boughton gave a short speech, saying he plans to rest Sunday and return to his campaign Monday.
Boughton collapsed Thursday night at a GOP candidates’ event in Avon. He was treated and given CPR by people at the scene, including state Rep. Prasad Srinivasan who is a doctor and rival gubernatorial candidate.
Boughton was hospitalized and released Friday after receiving treatment for dehydration.
The 54-year-old says his collapse was not connected to his brain surgery last year to remove a noncancerous tumor.