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Joe Biden's drive-in rally cut short due to rain in Tampa

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Posted at 6:53 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 23:14:39-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made two stops in Florida on Thursday. Biden stopped in Broward County and Tampa.

The former Vice President hosted a drive-in rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds with nearly 300 vehicles in attendance, according to the campaign.

"Very important to be socially distant, obviously, with everything that’s going on and our surge in cases right now and everybody’s masked up and spaced out," said Biden supporter Stephanie Addis.

Biden took the stage around 7 p.m. and spoke for about 15 minutes before the event was cut short due to rain.

"Donald Trump has waived the white flag, abandoned our families, and surrendered to the virus," Biden said. "But the American people never give up, we never give in, and we surely don't cower, and neither will I. Donald Trump just had a super spreader event here again. He's spreading more, more than just coronavirus. He is spreading division and discord. We need a president that’s gonna bring us together, not pull us apart."

Biden reaffirmed a commitment to orchestrating a national, unified plan to combat the coronavirus.

"I will put in plan a place to deal with this pandemic responsibly, bringing the country together around testing, tracing, masking, leading doctors in America including the president's own CDC director and Dr. Fauci last week, said that if we just wore a mask between now and the end of the year, we would save 100,000 lives."

Former President Barack Obama was also in Florida this week to campaign on behalf of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Obama held a drive-in rally in Orlando.

Obama was also in the state of Florida over the weekend, where he encouraged voters to cast their ballots for his former vice president and Harris during a drive-in rally in north Miami.