Spratt files for re-election, clears air about his health - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Spratt files for re-election, clears air about his health

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Congressman John Spratt has made it official and filed for re-election.

Spratt has represented the Fifth Congressional District of South Carolina since 1983.

His announcement comes along with rumors about his health. Spratt released a statement confirming he had surgery on his heel and prostate. No cancer was involved.

He went on to say, "My doctor tells me that I am in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, but the symptoms are mild and the progression is slow. None of these symptoms affects me mentally or physically."

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