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Santorum: Daughter With Pneumonia Recovering

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Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at a Latin Builders Association luncheon in Miami, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. (AP Photo) Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at a Latin Builders Association luncheon in Miami, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. (AP Photo)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said his daughter Bella remains in the hospital with pneumonia but is recovering after a rough 36 hours.

Santorum spoke with Florida supporters by telephone from Bella's hospital room and said he hopes she can go home in the next few days. Florida has its primary Tuesday, and Santorum canceled campaign stops there Sunday to stay with his 3-year-old daughter.

Bella has a genetic condition known as Trisomy 18. The condition typically proves fatal and Santorum often says his daughter wasn't expected to live past 12 months.

The former Pennsylvania senator said Bella is awake and alert and back to being a "beautiful, happy girl."

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