Republican presidential candidate George Pataki postponed his scheduled trip to New Hampshire on Thursday due to a "family emergency."
The Pataki campaign sent out an updated media advisory around noon Wednesday saying that this week's events had been postponed. The email came less than three hours after an email announcing details of his trip.
The former New York governor had been scheduled to do a radio interview, visit Robie's Country Store in Hooksett and tour downtown businesses in Manchester on Thursday. He is next scheduled to visit the state on June 15 for the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women's Lilac Luncheon in Concord.
The Pataki campaign released a statement Thursday saying that the family emergency was a stroke suffered by his daughter's husband, Dr. David Levy.
"On Tuesday June 9, Allison Pataki and her husband Dr. David Levy were on a flight originating from Chicago bound for Seattle, for a long scheduled vacation before the birth of their first child, when David suffered a life threatening stroke," the statement said. "Their plane was diverted to Fargo, North Dakota where he has been in intensive care. Dr. Levy is being transported home today to Chicago where he will remain in intensive care at Rush University Medical Center."
Pataki officially announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination at Exeter Town Hall on May 28.