Florida governor cancels speech at Republican convention

By REUTERS
August 26, 2012 03:59

 
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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.

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