Scott Brown, after canceling debate appearance, touring storm-damaged areas today
Senator Scott Brown announced a storm damage assessment schedule this morning after canceling campaign events for the day, including a planned debate.
Brown will make seven public appearances, including stops in Rehoboth, South Dartmouth, Gloucester, and Plum Island, to survey damage.
The Republican released the schedule though his Washington Senate office, rather than his campaign office, to make the point that the appearances were not related to next week’s election against Elizabeth Warren, his Democratic opponent.
But the senator does plan to drive his signature pick-up truck, a significant piece of his campaign imagery, and visit several areas that parallel targets of his reelection campaign, including Quincy and Gloucester.
He also will be accompanied at stops by a Republican sheriff and a Republican state senator, as well as the mayor of Quincy, a Democrat who has not endorsed a candidate in the Senate race.
Brown bowed out of tonight’s fourth and final debate, citing the storm, a decision Warren later followed. But they have not said whether they would agree to reschedule on Thursday, as the sponsors have requested, or some other night.
The Globe is part of a media consortium that is sponsoring the debate.
Warren has not released a schedule for today and the Harvard Law School professor may be at a disadvantage in that, unlike Brown, she has no official recovery duties. Her campaign said she would be releasing a schedule shortly.
Here is Brown’s schedule for today:
WHAT: Visit Task Force Patriot Tactical Operations Center
WHERE: 13 Firetown Road, Rehoboth
WHEN: 10:45 a.m.
WHAT: Tour Westport with Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson
WHERE: 796 Main St., Lee’s Market, Westport (meeting location)
WHEN: 11:45 a.m.
WHAT: Visit to Dartmouth Council on Aging with Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson
WHERE: 628 Dartmouth St., South Dartmouth
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Tour Quincy with Mayor Tom Koch
WHERE: Quincy City Hall, 1305 Hancock St., Quincy (meeting location)
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Tour Plum Island with state Senator Bruce Tarr
WHERE: 25 High Road, Newbury (meeting location)
WHEN: 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Visit American Red Cross Shelter with state Senator Bruce Tarr
WHERE: Newbury Elementary School, 63 Hanover St., Newbury
WHEN: 4:45 p.m.
WHAT: Tour Gloucester with state Senator Bruce Tarr
WHERE: Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave., Gloucester (meeting location)
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.Noah Bierman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @noahbierman.