Charlie Wilson suffers stroke

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson suffered a stroke while in Florida last week, according to a statement released Tuesday by Wilson’s family.

Wilson reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm Friday while vacationing in the Orlando area and has been in a medically induced coma while he is being treated.

Wilson, a two-term Democrat, lost a re-election bid in 2010 to Republican Bill Johnson. Wilson attempted to unseat Johnson in a rematch election in 2012, but lost.

Prior to his tenure in Congress, Wilson served in the Ohio House of Representatives and in the state Senate.

Wilson turned 70 on Jan. 18.