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Power Outage Does Not Faze Pence During Clearwater Rally

Gage Skidmore

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence had to pivot during a speech in Clearwater on Monday when the electricity went out.

Pence had been speaking for about 10 minutes at the massive doorway of an airplane hangar at Signature Flight Support when the power went out.

For a few moments, people weren't sure what to do. Some chanted "drain the swamp" and "USA!"

Pence left the stage briefly, then returned with a bullhorn as the crowd of about 1,000 cheered.

He resumed his speech and about 10 minutes later, the power came back on and so did his microphone.

"I'm here with the lights on, the lights off, bullhorn, flashlights. I'm here for this team," he said.

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