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Governor Christie Hospitalized

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen(TRENTON) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was taken to a hospital Friday and was undergoing testing after suffering breathing problems, his office said.

Christie, 48, was reportedly being driven to a farm Friday morning when he began having difficulty breathing. He was taken to Somerset Medical Center.

"Governor Christie was having difficulty breathing this morning and out of an abundance of caution he went to Somerset Medical Center to be checked out," said Michael Drewniak, press secretary for Christie. "In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure. The Governor is extremely grateful for the quality of care he is receiving this morning and has nothing but praise for the world-class doctors, nurses and staff."

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