Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence to cam­paign in Tulsa for Stitt

Mex­ico Beach in Florida oblit­er­ated by Hur­ri­cane Michael

Tulsa World - - Front Page - By Russ Bynum and Bren­dan Far­ring­ton

Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence will be in Tulsa on Thurs­day to at­tend a po­lit­i­cal event for Kevin Stitt, the Repub­li­can gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date's cam­paign an­nounced Fri­day.

The event at the Mabee Cen­ter, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., is free and open to the gen­eral pub­lic. Space is lim­ited, and the pub­lic is en­cour­aged to re­serve tick­ets at eventbrite.com/e/ vice-pres­i­dent-mikepence-kevin-stitt-for­gov­er­nor-rally-tick­ets-51321087755.

Doors open at 2 p.m. and close at 4 p.m. The rally will be­gin shortly af­ter the doors close and will con­clude by 5:30 p.m.

Stitt spokes­woman Donelle Harder is­sued a state­ment, say­ing: “Kevin Stitt is ready to get Ok­la­homa grow­ing again, … and he is thrilled to have the Vice Pres­i­dent com­ing to Tulsa to rally our base and re­mind vot­ers that there is only one po­lit­i­cal out­sider and busi­ness­man in this gov­er­nor's race.”

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Gov. Mary Fallin have en­dorsed Stitt, who faces Demo­crat Drew Ed­mond­son and Lib­er­tar­ian Chris Pow­ell in the Nov. 6 gen­eral elec­tion.

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MEX­ICO BEACH, Fla. — Search-and-res­cue teams found at least one body in Mex­ico Beach, the groundzero town nearly oblit­er­ated by Hur­ri­cane Michael, an of­fi­cial said Fri­day as the scale of the storm's fury be­came ever clearer.

The death toll across the South stood at 13, not count­ing any vic­tims in Mex­ico Beach.

Mi­ami Fire Chief Joseph Zahral­ban, leader of a search-and-res­cue unit that went into the flat­tened town, said: “We have one con­firmed de­ceased and are work­ing to de­ter­mine if there are oth­ers.” Zahral­ban said searchers were try­ing to de­ter­mine if that per­son had been alone or was part of a

CHRIS URSO/Tampa Bay Times via AP

Jay Faulk, 56, sur­veys the dam­age to his home in Mex­ico Beach, Florida, on Fri­day. Res­i­dents of the small beach town on the Florida Pan­han­dle be­gan to make their way back to their homes, some for the first time af­ter Hur­ri­cane Michael made land­fall Wed­nes­day.

PE­DRO POR­TAL/Mi­ami Her­ald via AP

Boats are seen among the rub­ble along the canals in Mex­ico Beach, Florida, on Fri­day, two days af­ter Cat­e­gory 4 Hur­ri­cane Michael dev­as­tated the small coastal town just out­side Panama City.

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