Chris Christie taken to hospital after difficulty breathing

Holly Bailey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after he had trouble breathing.

In a statement released by Christie's office, a spokesman says the governor, who suffers from asthma, was taken to Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., "out of an abundance of caution."

"In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure," the statement read. "The governor is extremely grateful for the quality of care he is receiving this morning and has nothing but praise for the world-class doctors, nurses and staff."

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