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TribBlog: Uribe to the Rescue

"I'm all for Texas turning blue, but not like this," said Hector Uribe, Democratic candidate for land commissioner.

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Knowing CPR doesn't necessarily help a candidate for land commissioner, but it doesn't hurt.

The Democratic nominee for the office, Hector Uribe, found that out this morning when he was walking to work.

Here are the details from his campaign:

Uribe was walking to his office at 11th and Congress early this afternoon when he noticed a crowd gathering on a Capitol driveway near 11th Street. When Uribe walked over and saw a man on the ground, he joined other onlookers in assessing the man, could not detect a pulse or respiration, and that his eyes were rolled back in his head. Uribe began performing CPR on the man, and a couple of minutes later, the man gasped and began breathing on his own.

"I'm all for Texas turning blue, but not like this," Uribe said in a statement. "I was very glad to help, grateful that I knew CPR, and I wish the gentleman the very best of health."

Uribe's staff explained that the candidate performed the chest compressions on the man while another individual performed mouth to mouth.

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