Lyme disease becomes political battleground

“Updated: August 13, 2012, 12:08 PM

WASHINGTON – Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., plans to briefly suspend her campaign for re-election Aug. 30 to slip across the Connecticut border to testify in Stamford about a serious health issue that almost nobody understands.

It is the growing menace of tick-borne disease, Lyme disease mainly, in America, particularly in the Northeast. She and Sen. Charles E. Schumer are among 12 sponsors of a bipartisan bill that advances a modest idea:”

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