The Latest: Governor’s debate to be canceled due to storm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local):
The first debate between the two candidates running for Florida governor is going to be cancelled due to Hurricane Michael.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced Saturday on Facebook that he cannot get back out on the campaign trail until at least next Wednesday due to damage caused by the storm.
The Democratic nominee for governor was scheduled to debate Republican Ron DeSantis Tuesday in Orlando. Gillum said that he could not leave town if thousands of residents were still without power.
More than 110,000 customers of the Tallahassee-owned electric company lost power as a result of Hurricane Michael’s high winds that brought down hundreds of trees across the city. There were about 30,000 city customers still without power Saturday night.
There are two other debates scheduled.