North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein out of hospital following stroke

Published 7:37 am Friday, May 27, 2022

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein left a Raleigh hospital on Wednesday after being treated earlier this week for what he called a “minor stroke.”

Stein’s office confirmed his release the day after the two-term Democrat announced he was hospitalized. He said doctors removed a small blood clot and that he had no lingering effects.

Stein, 55, wrote previously that he had stroke-like symptoms Monday night after he and his wife walked the family dog.

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Stein tweeted Wednesday about him and his wife celebrating their anniversary by lunching at a favorite restaurant.

A former state senator from Wake County, Stein has been considered a potential 2024 gubernatorial candidate. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is barred by term limits from running again.