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Bella Santorum

Reporting on a presidential campaign is exhausting work. Jumping from state to state; sometimes following the same candidate for weeks at a time. A certain bond often forms between the media and a candidate. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was famous for having a great relationship with the press in the primary of 2000. Sometimes it can even have a “family” feel.

News broke over the weekend that GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s daughter had been hospitalized for pneumonia. Bella Santorum, 3, has a condition called Trisomy 18. It’s a condition that causes abnormalities in her internal organs. It can be fatal for many of those afflicted.

As soon as the announcement was made that Santorum was stepping off the campaign trail to spend time with Bella, tweets of support began rolling in from journalists.

Bret Baier of Fox News tweeted on Saturday

This must hit especially close to home for Baier since he has seen his fair share of hospital visits with his son, Paul. Paul has a heart defect that has kept him in the hospital for numerous surgeries.

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper also offered up words of support for the Santorum family…

Sarah Palin also took to the internet in a FaceBook post praising the Santorum family for their handling of Bella’s illness.

Santorum appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio show earlier today and reports that she is doing much better. The Right Scoop has video of the interview here.

 

 

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