Hurricane Sandy cancels campaign events - FOX 32 News Chicago

Hurricane Sandy cancels campaign events

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The storm is going to have a significant impact on the race for president and a number of local races as well.

Maryland has announced that it will cancel early voting Monday because of the storm, and other states are expected to do the same.

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The Romney campaign has stopped fundraising efforts in New Jersey, North Carolina and other states in the path of the storm. Romney will appear in Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin Monday; three so-called battleground states where he and President Obama are in a dead heat.

President Obama has also canceled events in Florida, Ohio and in Green Bay, Wisconsin--where he was scheduled to appear with former President Bill Clinton. Vice President Joe Biden will appear instead while the president will remains at the White House to monitor the storm and the government's response.

The hurricane is also affecting the First Lady's campaign schedule, giving her an extra night at home in Chicago.

Michelle Obama left Washington D.C. a day earlier than scheduled for a campaign trip to Iowa. Instead of flying directly from Washington to Iowa, Mrs. Obama stayed in Chicago last night.

She'll be in Iowa for two rallies Monday.

Election officials in several states are trying to figure out what to do if power is still out when Election Day rolls around in eight days.

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