Luján stroke sends Senate Democrats reeling

Sen. Ben Ray Luján’s stroke diagnosis shocked the Democratic caucus Tuesday, raising the possibility the party could lose their slim working majority for the near future.

While the 49-year-old New Mexico Democrat is expected to make a full recovery, no one knew when he would return to the evenly divided Senate, or what it means for the immediate agenda.

“It’s devastating. And the only silver lining is that there’ll be a path to a full recovery,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), of

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