Michael mangles campaign schedules
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s tremendous destruction, this no longer looks like a typical campaign weekend, as many of the candidates for office instead devote 100 percent of their time to storm-struck areas.
Gov. Rick Scott, Republican U.S. Senate candidate, called for a delay in a Tuesday debate with incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Instead, he says he will focus exclusively on recovery efforts. The governor plans to tour every county affected by the storm, he told MyPanhandle.com.
Nelson, meanwhile, has also been touring the Panhandle and continues to do so, while also working with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to align federal resources for storm recovery.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, also has job duties keeping him off the campaign trail. He will remain in Tallahassee helping with disaster response. But New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will campaign on his behalf in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach today, according to the Palm Beach Post. Surrogates will be filling in through the day regarding pre-planned events in South Florida today.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis appears to be the only candidate the Big Four of Senate and Governor hopefuls