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GOP house candidate Katie Arrington undergoes surgery after car accident

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SC GOP house candidate Katie Arrington injured in car crash

Rep. Steve Scalise responds to the ‘Fox & Friends’ to South Carolina congressional candidate Katie Arrington is seriously injured in a car accident.

South Carolina legislator and Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington were two major operations Sunday, two days after she was severely injured in a car accident.

Spokesman Michael Mule said the first surgery was abdominal, a follow-up to the first surgery of Arrington’s, while the second is for a spinal fracture and took about six hours. He said that Arrington “have no neurological deficits or limitations, [and] is expected to be out of bed and walk as early as for the next few days.”

“Katie, require minimal intervention, but this is not certain at this time,” Mule added. “It is still expected Katie to stay in the hospital for the next two weeks and make a full recovery.”

Arrington incumbent, Rep. Mark Sanford defeated to represent earlier this month in a Republican primary in South Carolina, the 1. U.S. house district.

Authorities said that Arrington and a friend were on the way to the South on Friday night on US Highway 17, when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction and hit yours. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene. The driver of Arrington’s vehicle suffered serious injuries.

Only hear about the terrible accident that occurred over night with Katie Arrington. Amanda and I are lifting you and your family in prayer right now. Please come and visit us.

— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) June 23, 2018

Arrington Democratic opponent, Joe Cunningham, announced Saturday that he is suspending all campaign activity until further notice, in response to Arrington’s “terrible accident.”

Fox News’ Terace Garnier in Columbia, S. C., and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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