Published: Sep 02, 2014 4:23 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is cancelling political events after a video surfaced purporting to show the killing of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff.
    
Scott launched a two-week tour on Labor Day and planned on Tuesday to hold his second political rally of the day at a hardware store. But during the stop Scott instead asked supporters to give a moment of silence to Sotloff. Sotloff's mother lives in the Miami area, and he attended the University of Central Florida.
    
Scott then called on President Barack Obama to act against the Islamic State militants who have held Sotloff in captivity.

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