Whalen: Teresa Heinz Kerry saved John Kerry's political career

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July 9, 2013, 7:58 am
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(NECN) - We're learning much more about what landed Secretary of State John Kerry's wife in the hospital.
Teresa Heinz Kerry is in fair condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.  
A medical source who treated her tells NBC News the Teresa Heinz Kerry suffered a grand mal seizure, which is basically an electrical storm in the brain.

Thomas Whalen, tenured associate professor of social science at Boston University, joined NECN to talk about her and her impact.

Whalen said she saved Kerry’s political career when she rallied behind him with Democratic forces.

He said that since she comes from a family with much money, Kerry probably wouldn’t have been able to run for president in 2004.

“I think what voters realize is she’s authentic. She’s a real person,” said Whalen.

Watch the attached video for more.

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