Missouri lieutenant governor has lesion removed

Friday, July 18, 2008 | 1:56 p.m. CDT; updated 8:58 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder had a precancerous lesion removed from his face.

Kinder spokesman Gary McElyea said Friday that a Jefferson City dermatologist removed the growth from the Republican lieutenant governor’s left cheek on Tuesday.

The procedure left a visible scab, but McElyea says Kinder is doing fine.

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