Tim Murray
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In this June 5, 2010, file photo, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray accepts his party's nomination during the state's Democratic Convention in Worcester, Mass.
updated 7/6/2010 9:31:21 AM ET 2010-07-06T13:31:21

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray is recovering from the effects of extreme heat after marching in five parades over the July Fourth weekend.

Spokesman Kyle Sullivan said Tuesday there was no change in Murray's condition.

Sullivan said Murray decided to seek medical attention Monday evening and checked into St. Vincent Hospital in his hometown of Worcester. Weekend temperatures peaked at over 90 degrees.

The Democrat celebrated his 42nd birthday last month. The former high school quarterback has exhibited no other health problems since taking office in 2007.

Murray and Gov. Deval Patrick are seeking re-election this fall.

They are running against independent candidate Timothy Cahill, Republican Charles Baker and Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein.

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Video: Record-setting heat wave hits Northeast

  1. Transcript of: Record-setting heat wave hits Northeast

    MEREDITH VIEIRA, co-host: But we're going to begin with this sweltering heat wave in New York and actually all along the East Coast .

    ANN CURRY, co-host: Yeah.

    VIEIRA: Stephanie Gosk is just a hop, skip and awayin Central Park for us this morning. Hey, Stephanie.

    STEPHANIE GOSK reporting: Hey, good morning. You know, if you're going to run or bike in Central Park today, this is the time to do it. Forecasters are predicting 100 degrees here. It hasn't hit 100 degrees in the park since 2001 . And standing here, even though it's early morning , that prediction seems pretty accurate. It's supposed to be hot in the summer, but does it have to be this hot? An intense heat wave is driving temperatures into the sweltering heights from New Hampshire to Virginia .

    Unidentified Woman #1: It's scorching hot.

    GOSK: Miserable, oppressive, just short of record-breaking heat.

    JIM CANTORE reporting: The good news is this heat wave will be short-lived and it'll move toward the South and West as we work our way toward the end of the week.

    GOSK: Little comfort for anyone that will have to sweat their way back to work this morning after the holiday weekend. Triple digits are expected all along the East Coast , driving hoards of people to the beach in search of relief.

    Unidentified Man #1: Down here by the water it's beautiful.

    GOSK: Connecticut actually had to close the gates at one of its public beaches over the weekend, it got too crowded. In Washington , DC , dedicated Fourth of July tourists still visited the memorials, but they weren't happy.

    Unidentified Woman #2: Wasn't this hot when we left Georgia .

    GOSK: In Central Park , the runners and sunbathers weren't deterred by what the National Weather Service is calling potentially dangerous conditions. The National Weather Service is advising people to just stay out of direct sunlight.

    Unidentified Woman #3: Yeah. As soon as I'm done, I'm going back into my apartment.

    GOSK: But the most vulnerable are the very young...

    Unidentified Woman #4: Definitely don't want to be out here in the middle of the day .

    GOSK: ...and the very old. New York City has set up 600 cooling centers, offering free air-conditioning.

    Unidentified Man #2: Well, a lot of people like me don't have any air-conditioning, and it's a nice place to come to.

    GOSK: It's not the actual temperature that people should just pay attention to, it's also the heat index , which is how hot it feels. The humidity's going to be on the rise this week, which is going to make those 100s feel even hotter, it that's even possible. Meredith :


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