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Obama cancels campaign stops because of Hurricane Sandy

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President Obama has canceled two campaign stops on Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy, the White House announced Saturday night.

The president will not travel to Prince William County, Va., on Monday for a planned campaign rally with former President Bill Clinton. Mr. Obama also will not travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday as originally scheduled.

Mr. Obama still will campaign with Mr. Clinton in Florida on Monday and in Youngstown, Ohio. But the White House said Mr. Obama then “will return to the White House to continue to monitor Hurricane Sandy.”

Republican nominee Mitt Romney has postponed all three campaign events that he had planned for Sunday in Virginia due to the storm. He will campaign Sunday in Ohio instead.

The White House said Mr. Obama “is being regularly updated on the storm and ongoing preparations, and he has directed his team to continue to bring all available resources to bear as state and local partners continue to prepare for the storm.” The statement said further changes in the president’s campaign schedule could be forthcoming.

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