Tags: US | Rubio | Father

Senate Candidate Marco Rubio's Father Dies at 83

Sunday, 05 Sep 2010 10:14 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

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.

——

Online:

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

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Roberts Scarcely Mentions Long AG Record in Kansas

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 09:45 AM

One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all- . . .

Jeb Bush: I 'Quit Worrying About' Name Liability 'A Long Time Ago'

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 23:22 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was non-committal to South Carolina donors and business leaders questioning him about his p . . .

Cornyn, Democrat Alameel Meet in Only Debate

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 21:35 PM

Problems with the nation's immigration system have dominated a debate between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic chall . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved