WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is canceling his Sunday morning campaign events and is spending time with his hospitalized daughter.
Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said Saturday night that the former Pennsylvania senator and his wife, Karen, were with 3-year-old Bella at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Gidley says Santorum plans to return to campaigning in Florida as soon as possible.
Bella Santorum has Trisomy 18, a genetic condition caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 18th chromosome. Bella was not expected to survive until her first birthday and her health worries have canceled previous Santorum campaign events.
Santorum had scheduled to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" and attend church in Miami.