Both candidates have taken a break from campaigning, but have been prominent on TV and social media as they help direct and coordinate the slow recovery in Florida

Hurricane Michael’s ill winds could be about to blow some good for two big names seeking high office in next month’s midterms, even as the slow recovery from the 155mph monster storm that tore apart areas of the Florida Panhandle one week ago continues to keep them from the campaign trail.

Rick Scott, the Republican governor who is seeking to unseat long-serving Democrat Bill Nelson from the US Senate, has been directing Florida’s response to the hurricane that killed at least 21 people and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes.

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