POLITICS
04/09/2012 10:06 am ET | Updated Apr 09, 2012

Mitt Romney Pulls Rick Santorum Attack Ad In Pennsylvania

Mitt Romney's campaign is pulling down an ad in Pennsylvania going after Rick Santorum's record, as the former senator takes time off the trail to be with his sick daughter.

"We have done this out of deference to Sen. Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign for personal family reasons," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told The Huffington Post.

Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Bella, was hospitalized on Friday. She suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as Trisomy 18. Santorum suspended all his campaign events on Monday to spend time with his family.

The ad, which criticized Santorum's record as a senator, was supposed to begin running on Monday in Philadelphia, Erie, Scranton and Altoona, ahead of Pennsylvania's April 24 primary, but it has been suspended until further notice.

The campaign has shipped a positive ad, "Conservative Record," to run in its place.

Santorum plans to resume campaigning on Tuesday, ABC News reported.

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