CLEVELAND, March 7 (Reuters) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine collapsed during a speaking engagement on Friday and was taken to a Cincinnati hospital, his office said in a statement.
DeWine, 67, a former two-term U.S. senator, was elected Ohio's attorney general in 2010. The statement said DeWine was, "as a precaution ... taken to The Christ Hospital to be evaluated."
The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper reported that DeWine was alert after passing out during the speaking event.
DeWine's office oversaw a grand jury investigation into a cover-up by school officials in Steubenville after two football players were accused of rape last year.
DeWine, a Republican, is running for re-election in November.
(Reporting by Kim Palmer; Editing by Jon Herskovitz and Gunna Dickson)