Rubio's daughter hospitalized after vehicle accident
Sen. Marco Rubio on the phone after learning his daughter had been in a vehicle accident.
October 27th, 2012
07:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio's daughter hospitalized after vehicle accident

UPDATE 12:03 p.m. Sunday: A statement from Rubio's office Sunday read: "Amanda Rubio remains in fair condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Miami Children's Hospital. Her longterm prognosis is favorable. The family is grateful for all the messages of support and the prayers said for their daughter."

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio's 12 year-old-daughter is in stable condition after being hospitalized Saturday following a vehicle accident, Rubio's office said in a statement.

Rubio learned of the accident after speaking at a campaign event for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Kissimmee, Florida, his office said.

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His daughter, Amanda, was airlifted from the Miami accident to a local hospital, Rubio’s office said.

Amanda is expected to remain at the hospital overnight for observation, CNN contributor Ana Navarro said. The accident involved a golf cart, said Navarro, who is a friend of the family.

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

"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."

– CNN's Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report

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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Zoe Barber

    I wish her a quick recovery.

    October 27, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  2. Atasha

    All the very very best to Marco Rubio and his daughter. We pray for you.

    October 27, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  3. GOP = Greed Over People!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Rubio's young daughter!

    October 27, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  4. zisee

    Will pray for your daughter's recovery. God be with you and your family.

    October 27, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  5. Just Me

    I trust she was not injured seriously and recovers fully. Nothing worse that your child's health in danger. Your heart sinks. Get well soon little one.

    October 27, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  6. Martha Redhart

    Hope she gets better soon.

    October 27, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Wishing her well, Marco

    October 27, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  8. Both_R_Losers

    Don't waste your vote on a Democrat or a Republican. They are the same thing, just spelled differently. They both win while they keep the American voters divided. Vote for a real American, write in Mickey Mouse for president.

    October 27, 2012 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  9. Sharon

    Hope the girl is okay. Marco, stay home with the family. They need you to be there for them

    October 27, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  10. RSaundersPA

    I don't like Mitt Romney and I don't like Marco Rubio, but I will pray for Amanda's quick and complete recovery. May she suffer no permanent physical or emotional damage from this unfortunate accident.

    October 27, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  11. rafael

    Hope she's okay. Nothing worse than worrying about your child.

    October 27, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  12. NanookoftheNorth

    Glad to hear this little girl will be o.k. I myself had an 'experience' with a golf cart when I was a young teen...youngsters heel pretty quickly, thank goodness :-)

    October 27, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  13. cliffcummings

    Best wishes to the Rubio family

    October 27, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  14. Pete

    Even though I don't like Marco I hope his daughter well and a speedy recovery...

    October 27, 2012 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  15. Josh P

    Best wishes to Gov. Rubio's family and a speedy recovery to young Amanda.

    October 27, 2012 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  16. Reggie from LA

    All politics aside. Hope her recovery will be fast and total. The very best to the Rubio family and daughter.

    October 27, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  17. Name

    Best wishes for Amanda!

    October 27, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  18. Matthew Finlay

    I hope that Amanda recovers well, I pray for the Rubio family right now, and watch, even though this matter isnt a political one, its a family matter, and people who will write following this post will rant and rave about whatever.

    October 27, 2012 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I pray his daughter is OK, I'd hate to think he'd loose his daughter in an auto accident like VP Joe Biden who lost both his wife and only daughter. Let's pray.

    October 27, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  20. MashaSobaka

    Glad the little girl's okay. Let's keep things in perspective, folks.

    October 27, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  21. Paul

    I've a 12yr old too. I can't imagine the stress Rubio would be going through learning about his daughter. Pray for the family.

    October 27, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  22. Cleigh

    It's a terrible feeling when one of your children is hurt. Hope she's all better and back at home tomorrow. Marco, spend tomorrow with your family.

    October 27, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  23. Mitt Robme

    What happened to Ricky Rubio?

    October 27, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  24. dark poet

    Hope she recovers. And to anyone who post any hate, COME ON.. she is 12 years old and innocent.... then again some pedoloving troll will post on here something distasteful

    October 27, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  25. sharoom

    Best wishes. Hope she's OK.

    October 27, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
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