Storm forces Romneys, Biden to cancel visits
With the number of days left to campaign dwindling, Hurricane Sandy has forced several high-profile political candidates — including Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden — to cancel trips to New Hampshire.
Romney's campaign issued a statement Sunday evening saying, “Governor Romney's event in Milford on Tuesday will be cancelled due to the concern for the well-being of residents in the path of Hurricane Sandy.” The rally was planned for 8:10 p.m. at the Hampshire Dome in Milford.
Appearances in Derry and Manchester by Ann Romney, planned for today, have also been cancelled. A news release said the Romney campaign bus will be used for hurricane relief efforts throughout the East Coast. Ann Romney had planned to appear at the Derry Victory office and the McIntyre Ski Area Lodge in Manchester.
Vice President Joe Biden's scheduled appearance today at Spaulding Gymnasium at Keene State College in Keene has also been cancelled. Biden is instead headed to Ohio. A White House Press Office news release stated: “This change in schedule is being taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure that all local law enforcement and emergency management resources can stay focused on ensuring the safety of people who might be impacted by the storm.”
Hurricane Sandy has also forced the postponement of tonight's scheduled Granite State Debate between U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and former congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter until Friday, Nov. 2. The 1st District U.S. House debate, which is produced by WMUR and the New Hampshire Union Leader, will be broadcast live at 7 p.m.
The debates in the 2nd District congressional race and the governor's race are still scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
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