Candidates descend on Florida for campaign events

Romney-Ryan together in Daytona Beach Friday night; Joe Biden in St. Augustine Saturday

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - After two days of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's appearances across Florida, he'll be joined by Mitt Romney at a rally on Friday evening at the Daytona Beach band shell.

Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden made appearances at Sun City and Fort Pierce on Friday in advance of a Saturday afternoon rally in St. Augustine. President Barack Obama is expected in Delray Beach on Tuesday -- the morning after the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

Ann Romney is in Jacksonville on Friday afternoon and will appear at a rally in Boca Raton on Saturday, while First Lady Michelle Obama will make a campaign stop in Broward County on Monday before joining her husband in Boca Raton that evening.

In the latest Real Clear Politics average of Florida polls, Romney holds a 2.5 percent lead in Florida, where 29 key electoral votes are up for grabs.

Channel 4's Emily Turner will report Friday evening from the Romney-Ryan event, which is expected to begin at 8:30 p.m. Country music star John Rich is scheduled to perform at the rally.

You can watch the event streaming live on, and Turner will have complete, live reports from Daytona Beach on The Local Station at 10 and 11 p.m.

Channel 4's Kent Justice will have full coverage of Biden's St. Augustine rally on Saturday, which can also be seen live on, beginning about 1 p.m.

Those wanting to attend the Biden event, it will be held 60 Orange Street and tickets are being distributed at the Obama For America's St. Augustine campaign office, 3159 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

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