President Barack Obama’s campaign announced late tonight that it has canceled a Monday campaign event in Prince William County because of Hurricane Sandy.
The president had been scheduled to appear with former President Bill Clinton in the swing county on Monday. A Tuesday Obama trip to Colorado also has been canceled, according to the president’s campaign. The White House announced tonight that Obama will return to Washington after a Monday campaign event in Youngstown, Ohio to monitor the storm. The White House press office said Obama has “directed his team to continue to bring all available resources to bear as state and local partners continue to prepare for the storm.”
Earlier today, Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign called off Sunday campaign events in Prince William and Richmond. A Sunday night Romney rally in Virginia Beach was scrapped on Friday.
– Michael Sluss