GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump

GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump
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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R) declined to commit to voting for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE in November, saying he wants to see more from both the president and his presumptive Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE, before making his decision.

“I want to see what both candidates have to offer for the urban communities before making up my mind on who I’m going to support," Suarez, 42, told Politico.

Suarez's apprehension to fully support Trump underscores the tough battle the president faces in a crucial battleground state that he won by just 1.2 percentage points in 2016 against former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' MORE.

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RealClearPolitics's average of polls currently gives Biden a five-point lead over Trump, 48-43, though a recent survey by Republican pollster Trafalgar Group showed the two candidates tied.

Both of Florida's senators — Rick Scott and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioPPP application window closes after coronavirus talks deadlock  The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election US intelligence says Russia seeking to 'denigrate' Biden MORE — as well as Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election DeSantis: It's safe to hug with PPE on Police say man spat on child in restaurant and said 'you now have coronavirus' MORE are Republicans, but all three have also polled better with Floridians than Trump has during the coronavirus pandemic.

With 29 electoral votes, the Sunshine State is crucial for Trump if he hopes to win reelection. The president, who switched his official residency from New York to Florida in 2019, is slated to visit Miami on Friday. Suarez has expressed his expectations that Trump wear a mask during his visit, a requirement of the city.

“The president is expected to follow the rules, just like everybody else,” Suarez said.

Trump last week said that he had "no problem" with wearing a mask, but hasn't done so in his most recent in-person campaign stops, including South Dakota, Arizona and Oklahoma.