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Rockefeller Still Recovering from Transplant, May Return Home Soon

JANUARY 20, 2006 - Posted at 3:52 p.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A spokesman for Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller said today that the politician is still in Seattle recovering from a bone marrow transplant he had nearly four months ago.  But he may return to Arkansas soon.

The 56-year-old Rockefeller dropped out of the Republican Party primary race for governor against Asa Hutchinson in July because of his health.

Rockefeller was diagnosed with a blood disorder that often is a precursor to leukemia.  He underwent transplant surgery in Seattle in October.

His spokesman Steve Brawner said Friday that Rockefeller was still recuperating.

Rockefeller's total recovery time could be up to a year.  Brawner has said Rockefeller was not considering getting back into the 2006 governor's race.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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