Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to make a brief stop in Tampa on Thursday.
He will meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss the state’s ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Additionally, the vice president and governor will speak with reporters at USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa.
Pence was originally scheduled to be in Sarasota on Thursday.
Good meeting with the @WhiteHouse Coronavirus Task Force and America’s Governors. We are continuing to work with all of our Governor’s as some states see an increase in cases. We assured the Governors today that their states will have what they need when they need it. pic.twitter.com/w7JgEE2XC1
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) June 29, 2020
However, the Sarasota County Republican Party confirmed in a note to supporters that his campaign event was postponed due to concerns over an increase in virus cases.
The vice president was also scheduled to appear in Lake Wales at an event organized by pro-Trump group America First Policies. It was to be called the “Great American Comeback Tour.”
That group released a statement last weekend that says in part, “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.”
Indeed, the campaign appearances for what the vice president is calling his “Faith in America Tour” are being postponed “out of an abundance of caution,” a Trump campaign official told reporters last weekend.
Mr. Pence is then scheduled to return to Washington D.C. on Thursday evening.