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Joe Biden, Senator Bill Nelson visit Tallahassee

Joe Biden, Senator Bill Nelson visit Tallahassee
Joe Biden, Senator Bill Nelson visit Tallahassee
Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 16:19:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL/The News Service of Florida) - Former Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to be in Tallahassee, campaigning with Senator Bill Nelson.

But he didn't show up at his initial location. Leaving crowds of students waiting for hours. 

WTXL confirmed early Tuesday morning that the former Vice President was scheduled to make a stop at the Sweet Shop.

We posted an article online announcing the visit and scheduled a reporter to be there.

After students waited and waited, pictures started to appear on social media of the two at a different location.

The Senator's Office confirmed the change of venue, saying it was a result of our story posted online.

It was a disappointment to several students who wanted a glimpse of the Vice President and the Senator. 

Biden and Nelson were at Redeye coffee Tuesday morning, meeting with dozens of, mostly young voters.

Biden heaped praise on Nelson who has spent almost 18 years in the Senate, but is facing a tough challenge from Scott.

Biden praised Nelson for voting in favor of the Affordable Care Act which has been a frequent target of Republicans.

Biden says the Democrats' key to winning in two weeks is to get like-minded people to show up and vote. 

“For many of you, it’s your first vote. But, I tell you, whether you are your age or you’re my age, this is an election that is bigger than politics," said Biden.  

Following their stop in Tallahassee, Biden and Nelson were headed to Orlando for a larger rally later Tuesday.  

According to the state Division of Elections, well over one million votes have already been cast ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. 1.04 million Floridians have voted by mail and another 118,000 citizens have used early voting locations. 

As of Tuesday morning, 504,000 Republicans had voted, while just shy of 450,000 Democrats had cast ballots.