Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY) in serious condition after second round of chemo treatment for leukemia (UPDATE: THOMAS PASSES AWAY)

Via CNN’s Political Ticker:

WASHINGTON (CNN) β€” Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyoming, is in serious condition after undergoing a second round of chemotherapy treatment for leukemia, his family said in a statement Monday.

“At this difficult time, all we can do is give him as much love and support as possible” his wife Susan said in a statement. “The support and prayers of Wyoming folks have made a tremendous difference to us. It has meant everything to Craig, and I know it helps him today.”

Doctors said Thomas is struggling with an infection, and his body has been resistant to the treatment, according to the statement.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Thomas family, in hopes that he can beat this thing.

In related news, Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) is recovering well from his December brain hemorrhage. He’s slowly starting to walk again, and is working out of his Virginia home.

Update 11:09 PM: The AP is reporting that Thomas has passed away from leukemia. He was 74.

RIP, Senator Thomas.

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