Bernie Sanders to Undergo Hernia Procedure

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will undergo an elective hernia procedure at a Washington, D.C. hospital on Monday, according to a statement from his Senate office.

Sanders, 74, will return to his Senate duties on Tuesday following the outpatient procedure at George Washington University Hospital, according to the release.

The Vermont senator has positioned himself as the top Democratic challenger to frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who continues to hold a strong lead over Sanders in national polling.

Sanders is not the only 2016 candidate to make a hospital visit recently. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee underwent knee surgery last Wednesday and has returned to the campaign trail.

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