Hurricane Sandy has now forced both President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney off the campaign trail, as Romney's camp announced around lunch time that he would also cancel events on Monday afternoon and Tuesday. Earlier, the President did the same.
Here is the statement from Romney spokeeperson Gail Gitcho:
"Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight's events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida. We are also canceling all events currently schedule for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday. Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way. We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney's and Congressman Ryan's schedule when they are available."
Romney had been scheduled to campaign in Wisconsin on Monday night and in Ohio and Iowa on Tuesday.