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Mackinac Island — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s planned speech at the Michigan Republican Party’s leadership conference was abruptly canceled Saturday morning due to bad weather.

“Due to inclement weather, his charter flight was canceled,” the state GOP said in a statement.

On Mackinac Island, it was raining sporadically Saturday morning with a dense fog covering the Straits of Mackinac over Lake Huron.

Walker was supposed to address Michigan Republican leaders, donors and activists at 9 a.m. in a speech that got rescheduled earlier this week so he could stay in Greenville, South Carolina to speak at major presidential candidates forum.

The second-term Wisconsin governor was originally supposed to speak Friday night and share the spotlight of the conference’s opening dinner with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Walker had planned to make a short trip to Mackinac Island on Saturday. He is scheduled to speak at a Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event in Des Moines Saturday evening.

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