|Published:||Sep 05, 2010 5:39 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 05, 2010 2:37 PM EDT|
MIAMI, Fla. - Senate candidate Marco Rubio's father has died after a long illness. He was 83.
Rubio's father died at a Miami hospital Saturday night. He suffered from emphysema and lung cancer.
On Friday Rubio canceled a debate with Democrat Kendrick Meek because of his father's declining health. Meek says political differences take a back seat to caring for family.