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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Marco Rubio's daughter Amanda airlifted to hospital after MVA


Republican Senator Marco Rubio's 12-year-old daughter, Amanda, was involved in a motor vehicle accident Saturday in Miami while he was campaigning elsewhere in Florida with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Amanda, the oldest of Rubio’s four children, is in a stable condition at Miami Children’s Hospital. She was airlifted to the hospital following the accident.

The senator from Florida had been traveling aboard the Romney campaign bus when it pulled over shortly before 7 p.m. ET. Rubio exited and was driven away by a state trooper.

The accident is believed to have involved a golf cart, reports CNN. Amanda is expected to remain at the hospital overnight for observation.

'Senator Rubio was notified of the accident after coming off stage while campaigning with Governor Romney in Kissimmee, Florida. He is enroute to Miami,' his office said in a statement.

Romney campaign spokesman Rick Gorka said Rubio was headed home following a family emergency, and Romney campaign press secretary Andrea Saul said in a statement, 'Governor Romney spoke with Senator Rubio and expressed his concern and hope for Amanda Rubio's quick recovery.'

The senator campaigned with Romney at two Florida rallies on Saturday and was scheduled to attend a third before being picked up by a state police cruiser along Romney's motorcade route.

Rubio and his wife Jeanette have three other children: Daniella, Anthony, and Dominic. They live in West Miami, Florida.

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