Tim Kaine Cancels Sarasota FL Event

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including …
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Without offering a reason, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine cancelled an event that was scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. at Sarasota, FL’s Municipal Auditorium.

Although the event is still listed on the Hillary Clinton’s campaign website, the page reads, “This event has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.”

The cancellation comes at a time when both Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are making aggressive pushes in the Sunshine State to win the state’s 29 electoral votes. Trump earlier this week wrapped a five-stop swing through Florida and Clinton on Wednesday wrapped up a three-stop trip.

Kaine’s scheduled visit to Tallahassee, FL at Florida State University in the northern part of the state on Friday still appears to be on.

Earlier in the week, Kaine hosted an event in West Palm Beach, FL that drew a very small crowd. That may or may not be the reason for the campaign’s decision not to hold the previously scheduled Sarasota event.

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