Nebraska United States Senate candidate Deb Fischer is back on at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Tropical Storm Isaac has forced the Republican National Convention to cancel proceedings today, which put Fischer’s time in the national spotlight in jeopardy. Fischer was scheduled to address the convention later this afternoon.
The Fischer campaign now says that Fischer’s speech to the convention has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon, sometime between 2pm and 3pm CST. Fischer flew to Florida shortly after her debate with Democrat Bob Kerrey at the State Fair Saturday.
The speaking slot emphasizes the importance of the Senate race in Nebraska to Republican plans to regain the majority in Washington.
A staff member of the Mitt Romney campaign told reporters Sunday evening that the headline speakers for tonight will be rescheduled. He left in doubt the fate of the afternoon speakers, saying they would either be dropped from the program or their speeches rescheduled and shortened.
Democrat Ben Nelson is retiring from public office after serving two terms in the Senate. Kerrey, the former Nebraska Governor and United States Senator, has returned to Nebraska to run for the seat. Fischer and Kerrey engaged in the first debate of the campaign this weekend at the State Fair.
Weather forecasters expect Tampa Bay to be spared much of the brunt of Isaac, which is expected to make landfall tomorrow or Wednesday somewhere on the Gulf Coast.
The Republican National Convention estimates that 50,000 delegates, media and others will attend the convention, which will formalize the nomination of Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, as the Republican nominee for president.