The candidates in Florida this week
John McCain in Tampa, Miami and West Palm Beach today: McCain begins in Miami, having coffee with local businessmen and then holding a rally at Everglades Lumber. From there he flies to Tampa for a small roundtable discussion with military leaders at 1 p.m. at the University of South Florida. His last stop is in West Palm Beach, a discussion focused on the economy. Gov. Charlie Crist will campaign with him all day.
Sarah Palin in Pasco County: She plans a rally Saturday morning, possibly at New Port Richey's Sims Park, the same place where Joe Biden held court Monday. Details are being worked out and she could go to another location.
Barack Obama in Sunrise, Kissimmee today: Obama appears with Biden at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise this evening, then holds a late-night rally in Kissimmee with former President Bill Clinton.
Obama in Sarasota on Thursday: Gates open at 9 a.m. for an 11 a.m. rally at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St. Tickets are not required, but the campaign is encouraging online RSVPs at FL.BarackObama.com.
Caroline Kennedy in Sun City Center today: Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, will encourage early voting in a 2 p.m. community gathering at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza.
Jimmy Buffett concert in Tampa: Buffett will headline a rally at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ford Amphitheatre. Rest assured, the singer will shoehorn Barack Obama's name and message into as many hits as possible. The rally is free and open to all Florida residents and students. Tickets, two per person, will be available starting at 10 a.m. today. For information, go to FL.BarackObama.com or call toll-free 1-877-235-6226.