MIAMI (CBSMiami) — CNN has decided to postpone Florida’s Senate debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson.READ MORE: New Daily Virus Cases In Florida Lowest Since July
“Due to the devastating effects of a href=”https://cbsloc.al/2CEt8IM” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Hurricane Michael in Florida, CNN, in agreement with both campaigns, is postponing the Florida Senate debate. A date and time for the rescheduled date will be announced soon,” read a statement released by CNN Thursday afternoon.
Earlier in the day, Rick Scott asked for a two-week delay so he can focus on response and recovery from Hurricane Michael.READ MORE: Spacex's 1st Tourists Homeward Bound After 3 Days In Orbit
The debate was originally scheduled Oct. 16.
Scott cited “catastrophic destruction caused by Hurricane Michael,” and said he’s certain Nelson agrees the response should be a priority.MORE NEWS: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
He said, “We appreciate CNN understanding the dire situation in North Florida,” and added, that Scott “will have no time for campaigning in the next few weeks as he focuses exclusively on recovery efforts for the foreseeable future.”