The Washington Times - October 30, 2012, 10:18AM

President Obama has canceled his campaign events in Ohio for Wednesday to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy, the White House announced Tuesday morning.

The White House said Mr. Obama will stay in Washington to “ensure that all available federal resources continue to be provided to support ongoing state and local recovery efforts.”


The president hasn’t campaigned since Saturday, when he visited New Hampshire. He canceled a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla., on Monday as the storm threatened to delay his return to Washington. In his place, former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden have been holding rallies in various battleground states.

Republican nominee Mitt Romney canceled campaign events Monday night and Tuesday due to the storm.

While not actively campaigning on Tuesday, Mr. Romney has added a new public event to his schedule — an event meant to draw attention to Sandy, the storm that hit the mid-Atlantic.

Mr. Romney’s campaign announced the event late Monday night, scheduled for Kettering, Ohio, which is near Dayton.

— Staff writer Stephen Dinan contributed to this article.