U.S. Senate candidate Jim Talent has scaled back campaign activities following the death of his father early Sunday. 91-year-old Milton Talent had been admitted to a St. Louis hospital a week ago after suffering what doctors thought was a mild stroke. Former Congressman Jim Talent, who is locked in a tight race with incumbent Senator Jean Carnahan for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat, was at the hospital when his father died. The death of his father prompted Talent to cancel campaign appearances Sunday and today. He had been scheduled to attend an event tomorrow in Springfield with former President George Bush. but it’s unclear whether that event will go on.
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