Biden cancels Tampa trip due to storm

Vice President Joe Biden is postponing his trip to Tampa on Monday so local officials can devote their resources to Tropical Storm Isaac, the Obama Campaign announced Friday night.

Campaign officials said they were postponing Biden’s visit to Tampa — which was supposed to coincide with the Republican National Convention — due to an “abundance of caution.”

{mosads}A release issued by the campaign said the move was made to “ensure that all local law enforcement and emergency management resources can stay focused on ensuring the safety of people who might be impacted by the storm, as well as those attending the activities in Tampa.”

The trip was part of an all-out effort by the Obama campaign to counter the RNC as Mitt Romney secures his party’s nomination. President Obama is expected to campaign in Iowa, Colorado and Virginia next week.

Biden is still expected to campaign in Orlando and St. Augustine Florida on Tuesday. But the campaign said those stops are also subject to change because of “weather-related precautions.”

It’s still unclear where the tropical storm will hit but tropical storm watches have been issued for South Florida.


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