Ex-US Rep. John Dingell, 92, in hospital after heart attack

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., listens to Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. speak during a campaign stop in Detroit. Dingell is in a Detroit-area hospital after suffering a heart attack early Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell says her husband is "alert and in good spirits, cracking jokes as usual." She says the 92-year-old had a heart attack early Monday.

Debbie Dingell says, "We'll know more later."

John Dingell, a Democrat, was in Congress for nearly 60 years. He was the longest-serving House member at the time of his retirement in 2014, the same year that his wife was elected to the 12th District seat in southeastern Michigan.

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