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Scott cancels Largo appearance with Christie

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has canceled a campaign appearance with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Largo today, as a severe storm has caused widespread flooding in the Panhandle.

Christie, the head of the national Republican Party effort to elect Republican governors, and Scott were to appear at the Largo facilities of ConMed Linvatec, a New York-based company that manufactures medical equipment including orthopedic surgical gear.

Christie was to have celebrated “Gov. Rick Scott’s work to eliminate the tax on manufactures in Florida,” according to a news release.

This morning, Scott declared a state of emergency as the Panhandle and other parts of the Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding. As much as 15 to 20 inches had fallen in Pensacola in a 24-hour period.

It is uncertain if the appearance will be rescheduled.

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