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Campaign says Santorum's daughter is recovering

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By KASIE HUNT
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's campaign says his hospitalized daughter is recovering and could be released soon.

Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said Monday that 3-year-old Bella could be released from a northern Virginia hospital by the end of the day.

She was hospitalized Friday. Her father did not campaign Monday so he could be with his daughter, who suffers from a rare genetic condition.

Bella was hospitalized earlier this year with pneumonia. Her father faces an uphill battle against front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Santorum often says Bella wasn't expected to live beyond her first birthday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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