Senator Undergoes Successful Brain Surgery

Sen. Max Baucus underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, apparently caused by a fall he took while running in a road race.

Dr. Mark Sanz, Baucus’ personal physician, said the 62-year-old Montana Democrat had surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sanz, who was not involved in the surgery, said Baucus was “doing fine” and expected to recover.

The injury was believed to have come from a fall Baucus took in November while running in a 50-mile road race in Maryland. Although Baucus finished the race, he suffered a black eye and needed stitches to close a wound.