The countdown is on. There are 29 days until Election Day and with Tropical Storm Michael predicted to slam into the Panhandle this week, it’s put a damper on some campaign plans.
The Democratic Candidate for governor says he needs to focus on his job first. Here’s what Andrew Gillum tweeted Sunday:
As Tropical Storm Michael approaches, I will be returning to Tallahassee to focus on preparing the City and residents for what may come. Everyone please stay safe, stay informed, and be prepared for these changing weather conditions.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 7, 2018
Republican Ron Desantis hasn’t announced plans to cancel events. Here’s what he tweeted:
I will be redirecting my Panhandle campaign staff and volunteers to help prepare their communities ahead of the storm.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) October 7, 2018
A late season storm hasn’t occurred this close to Election Day since 1998. Tropical Storm Mitch hit the Southwest coast 10 years ago on November 4th, a day after Republican Jeb Bush beat Democratic Incumbent Buddy Mackay.
To prepare for Tropical Storm Michael, Governor Rick Scott is taking a break from campaigning to focus on emergency preparations. He is meeting with local officials and has activated 500 members of the national guard.
Scott is running against Democrat Bill Nelson for the U.S. Senate seat.
One thing all candidates agree on, make sure your emergency kit is ready and have a plan in place.