Gov. Rick Scott‘s U.S. Senate campaign announced Monday that he expects to be so busy with Hurricane Michael recovery that he might not do any more campaigning before the Nov. 6 election and that First Lady Ann Scott will take over his campaign appearance commitments for at least the next couple of weeks.
The campaign held out the prospect that the governor might yet return to the campaign trail before Nov. 6, but cautioned against it.
“Gov. Scott will be focused on response and recovery from the devastating hurricane that hit the Panhandle for the foreseeable future. It’s unclear, at this point, whether he will hold any campaign events before the November 6th election, though it is still possible closer to election day.” the campaign announced in a news advisory Monday.
“Florida’s wonderful First Lady, Ann Scott, will be taking over his campaign schedule for the next few weeks. There is no better advocate for Governor Scott and his agenda to make Washington work than the First Lady,” the campaign added.
The campaign also expects to rely on other surrogates who are being dispatched to an “aggressive schedule of surrogate events for the coming weeks to make sure that Gov. Scott’s message is getting out across the state.”