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Senate Candidate Marco Rubio's Father Dies at 83

Sunday, 05 Sep 2010 10:14 AM

 

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The father of Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio has died after a long illness. He was 83.

Rubio's campaign announced Saturday night that Mario Rubio died at Baptist Hospital in Miami. He had been suffering from emphysema and lung cancer.

The campaign announcement said Mario Rubio was accompanied by his wife of 61 years, his four children and other relatives.

The candidate was forced Friday to cancel a debate with Democrat Kendrick Meek because of his father's declining condition.

Rubio says his father "was especially determined to provide his children opportunities he himself never had."

Meek extended his condolences, saying political differences took a back seat to caring for family.

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Rubio campaign: http://www.marcorubio.com/

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