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Former MO Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson suffers brain hemorrhage

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Former Congresswoman for Southeast Missouri Jo Ann Emerson is hospitalized in Italy after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

The family of Jo Ann Emerson in a statement Tuesday said the Cape Girardeau native is in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

Emerson served as a U.S. representative for Missouri from 1996 to 2013.

She's now chief executive officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

An official spokesperson for Emerson says the emergency occurred while she was traveling with her family.

Emerson currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

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