Florida governor cancels speech at Republican convention

August 26, 2012 03:59


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


MIAMI - Florida Governor Rick Scott on Saturday canceled his plans to participate in the opening day of the Republican National Convention to focus on the state's preparations for approaching Tropical Storm Isaac.

Scott was expected to give a speech at the convention on Monday night, kicking off the four-day meeting, which will see former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney receive the party's presidential nomination.

"I'm going to withdraw from all my RNC activities on Monday," Scott said. "I've got to get ready for taking care of the whole state."

US Republicans announced the convention will officially open on Monday as scheduled but postponed all official business until Tuesday to ensure the safety of delegates and others planning to attend.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 16, 2018
Netanyahu talking with coalition heads to hep prevent early elections