Vice President Joe Biden postponed his upcoming campaign stops in Florida based on the “statewide state of emergency declared in Florida” due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, the campaign announced today.
The campaign said the decision was made based on the “statewide state of emergency declared in Florida.”
“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.
Biden was slated to bracket the GOP convention with events in Tampa on Monday and Orlando and St. Augustine on Tuesday. He also was scheduled to campaign alongside Eva Longoria, a national co-chair of President Obama’s campaign, at the Orlando stop Tuesday.
The RNC announced today the GOP convention would convene on Monday and head into immediate recess until Tuesday because of concerns over the storm.
The vice president is in Cape Cod this weekend holding fundraisers in Chatham and Provincetown, Mass.