U-S House Democrat Mark Pocan of Madison is recovering after he had triple bypass heart surgery on Wednesday. His office called it a preemptive measure designed to prevent a future cardiac issue. The 53-year-old Pocan had the operation at Unity Point Health/Meriter hospital in Madison. His spokesman Ron Boehmer said the operation went well, and he looks forward to a “speedy recovery” although it’s not known when he can return to Washington. Pocan, who’s openly gay, spent 14 years in the state Assembly before he was first elected to Congress five years ago — and he co-chairs both the L-G-B-T Equality Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.