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Article updated: 10/27/2012 7:18 PM

Rubio daughter hospitalized after accident

Replican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is traveling with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, uses a phone as he stands alongside Interstate 4 in Lakewood Crest, Fla., Saturday after the motorcade was stopped. The 12-year-old daughter of Sen. Rubio had been airlifted to a hospital after a Saturday motor vehicle accident.

Replican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is traveling with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, uses a phone as he stands alongside Interstate 4 in Lakewood Crest, Fla., Saturday after the motorcade was stopped. The 12-year-old daughter of Sen. Rubio had been airlifted to a hospital after a Saturday motor vehicle accident.

 

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By Associated Press

LAKEWOOD CREST, Fla. -- The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital after a Saturday motor vehicle accident.

The Republican senator was notified of the accident while coming off stage after a rally with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Saturday afternoon.

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A Rubio spokesman reports that the girl is in stable condition.

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.

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