Biden postpones all campaign travel to Florida as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches

August 25, 2012

Vice President Biden is postponing all plans to campaign in Florida on Monday and Tuesday because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, the Obama campaign said Saturday.

The campaign cited “the statewide state of emergency declared in Florida” as the reason for postponing the trip, which was originally supposed to begin Monday in Tampa and continue Tuesday in Orlando and St. Augustine.

“This change in schedule is being taken to ensure that all law enforcement and emergency management resources across the state can continue their focus on ensuring the safety of those who might be impacted by the storm,” the campaign said in a statement.

The Obama campaign announced late Friday that Biden would scrap plans to visit Tampa on Monday, but said plans for the Orlando and St. Augustine stops would continue.

Other campaign events Monday and Tuesday for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to continue elsewhere, as scheduled.

Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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