Clinton Friend and Media Matters Founder David Brock Suffers Heart Attack

David Brock
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David Brock, the founder of left-wing news outlet Media Matters for America and a longtime friend of the Clintons, suffered a heart attack on Tuesday.

Brock was a conservative journalist before becoming a major influential figure for many liberal groups, the Washington Examiner reports.

A press release was issued on Wednesday stating that Brock had a heart attack.

"David Brock suffered a heart attack while working in the Washington, D.C. office early Tuesday," the statement said.

"He was quickly transported to a local hospital, received prompt medical treatment, and we are looking forward to a swift recovery," the statement continued.

Brock became one of the Clintons' top political associates and has been involved in many liberal political groups, including Media Matters.