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President Biden is scheduled to travel to South Florida Nov. 1

By: - October 23, 2022 5:07 pm

People waiting to vote in the elections. Credit: Getty Images

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden was in Florida to help rebuild the Southwest region of the peninsula following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ian.

In about 10 days, the president is scheduled to come back to Florida, as the Nov. 8 midterm elections loom.

This time, President Biden is scheduled to be in South Florida to “participate in a rally for the Democratic National Committee,” according to a White House press release from Saturday.

Additional details to follow, the release stated.

At issue is that the midterm elections could shake up Congress if Democrats lose too many seats.

“Republicans are favored to win the House,” according to a forecast from Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight. In addition, the Senate forecast is described as “a dead heat.”

In Florida, FiveThirtyEight’s forecast in the U.S. Senate shows that incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio likely has a 90 percent chance to win the race.

The Miami Herald also reported that “Biden will stump for Charlie Crist in South Florida one week before Election Day as Crist vies to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis.”

Crist, a Democrat, has been a member of Congress as well as a GOP Florida governor, Attorney General and Education Commissioner.

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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.

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