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Ex-US Rep. John Dingell, 92, In Hospital After Heart Attack

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Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House or Senate in U.S. history, is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell says her husband is "alert and in good spirits, cracking jokes as usual." She says the 92-year-old had a heart attack early Monday.

Debbie Dingell says: "We'll know more later."

John Dingell, a Democrat, was in office for nearly 60 years. He didn't run for re-election in 2014, the same year that his wife was elected to his 12th District seat in southeastern Michigan.

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