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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was rushed to the hospital after collapsing during a GOP gubernatorial candidates' meet-and-greet event in Avon last night.  Boughton's campaign issued a statement saying the 54-year-old is ``resting comfortably'' at UConn Health Center in Farmington. 

 

Rival gubernatorial candidate state Representative Prasad Srinivasan, who is an allergist, and other medical personnel rushed to his side and performed CPR until first responders arrived. Srinivasan says Boughton was having a seizure, and he had a ``very, very feeble pulse.''  Boughton was reportedly conscious and his color returned as he was transported by EMS personnel to an ambulance for UConn Health Center in Farmington. 

 

Boughton underwent a 12-hour surgery last year to remove a non-cancerous, lemon-sized tumor from behind his left ear.   He rejoined the political scene a month afterward.

 

About 200 people were attending the event to hear from nearly two dozen gubernatorial, attorney general and treasurer candidates.