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VP Mike Pence Postpones Florida Campaign Events Amid COVID Surge

Vice President Mike Pence has put off campaign events in Florida and Arizona during the upcoming week, as both states experience a surge in new coronavirus cases.

Pence will still travel to the two states to meet with governors and their health teams, according to the White House.

He had said during a briefing by the White House’s coronavirus task force on Friday that he planned to visit Florida, Texas and Arizona in order to receive a “ground report” on a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, Pence is traveling to Dallas on Sunday to attend a “Celebrate Freedom Rally” before meeting with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

A Trump-Pence campaign “Faith in America” event planned for Tuesday in Tuscon, Arizona has also been postponed.

The vice president was scheduled to take a bus tour in Florida on Thursday. It was to include an appearance in Lake Wales at an event organized by the pro-Trump group America First Policies being promoted as the “Great American Comeback tour.”

The group announced that “out of an abundance of caution at this time, we are postponing the Great American Comeback tour stop in Florida. We look forward to rescheduling soon.”

Pence is still set to meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis.