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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rick Santorum’s Daughter Hospitalized

DESOTO, Fla. — Rick Santorum's 3-year old daughter has been hospitalized in Philadelphia, his campaign said Saturday.

"Rick and his wife Karen are admitting their daughter Bella to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia this evening," Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

The reason for the hospitalization was not provided.

Santorum's Saturday campaign schedule was canceled, and he was forced to miss an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday.

Late Sunday morning, in a media advisory the campaign said Santorum would participate in two tele-town hall meetings in the evening. The candidate's eldest daughter Elizabeth Santorum was also scheduled to attend a rally in Sarasota, FL joined by the Duggar family, stars of a reality show, Sunday afternoon.

Santorum had been taking a break from campaigning in Florida and had a Saturday fundraiser scheduled in Washington before news broke of his daughter's illness. He had been due to return to Florida to attend church Sunday morning in Miami before heading to a rally in Sarasota, Fla. and a dinner in Punta Gorda, Fla.



Note: The video, below, is from Rick Santorum's campaign site where he talks about his little girl, Bella. - Reggie

UPDATE, 10PM ET: Santorum says his daughter is recovering

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