Hurricane Sandy forces Obama to change campaign schedule
Washngton, DC, United States (4E) – The White House on Saturday said that the president has canceled several campaign events on Monday and Tuesday in light of the approaching Hurricane Sandy.
The president has scratched his scheduled campaign event in Virginia on Monday as well as Tuesday’s event in Colorado. The cancellation announcement, however, does not cover his visits to Green Bay, Wisconsin or his planned overnight stay in Ohio.
In a statement, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president will instead head back to Washington to monitor the hurricane, which is expected to hit the Eastern seaboard on Monday.
On Saturday, Washington, Maryland and Virginia were placed under the state of emergency as forecast shows that a foot of rain is expected to fall in these areas.
Obama’s campaign event with former president Bill Clinton in Florida and Ohio on Monday will still push through, then the president will return to the White House to monitor the weather situation.
Like Obama, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was also forced to modify his campaign schedule due to the hurricane. On Saturday, the Romney campaign announced that it was canceling his events on Sunday in Virginia.
Romney’s schedule on Monday includes stops in Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin, while on Tuesday he will be in New Hampshire.