Governor Terry Branstad has been taken to a Des Moines hospital by ambulance. Branstad's spokesman says he "fell ill" at an event this morning due to a "seasonal illness." The Governor was speaking at Du Pont Pioneer in Johnston at the time. Branstad, who is 68 years old, held his weekly news conference this morning at the statehouse. He was coughing and was quizzed by a reporter about his health.
"I've got a bad cold, and so does the Lieutenant Governor. We've had it off and on for some time... couple weeks or more."