Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge in Critical Condition

AUSTIN, TEXAS (18 NEWS) - Former Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge is in critical condition at a Texas hospital.

A representative says Mr. Ridge was in Austin for the Republican Governors Association Conference when he got sick Wednesday night.

Ridge was taken to the hospital where he underwent a heart procedure Thursday morning.

Ridge was assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security after the 9/11 attacks and later became the first Secretary of Homeland Security.

Before that, he served as Governor of Pennsylvania for six years.


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