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Treasurer Curtis Loftis In Hospital With Chest Pains

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Update Regarding Treasurer Loftis

Columbia Patch – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis checked himself into a hospital on Monday after experiencing chest pains. His spokesman told the Associated Press that Loftis submitted to a number of tests and is expected to be released on Tuesday.

Loftis, 54, has been in a long-running battle with the Investment Commission over issues of disclosure and transparency. He was elected in 2010 and announced he would seek a second term earlier this year.

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WLTX (AP) – South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has checked himself into a hospital after suffering chest pains.

Spokesman Brian DeRoy says Loftis underwent tests Monday and expects to be released on Tuesday. DeRoy says the Republican treasurer has been working long days recently and suspects he suffered from exhaustion.

Loftis’ fight with the commission that oversees retirees’ pension funds in the state led to a lawsuit last month that was quickly settled.

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