Democrat Janice Hahn's campaign says plans to get voters to the polls Tuesday won't be affected by the death of the candidate's mother.
Hahn is in a combative U.S. House contest with Republican Craig Huey in the 36th District, and she was planning a hectic final day of campaigning Monday.
But she abruptly suspended her schedule to join her grieving family.
Hahn and her brother, former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn, said in a statement they were devastated by the death of 86-year-old Ramona Hahn.
The unexpected death saddened campaign staffers, who were adjusting the candidate's election-day schedule around time she would need with her family.
But they insisted the campaign's long-set plans to get voters to the polls Tuesday would not be slowed.