Saturday, November 28, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Monday, 10/29/2012

Obama drops out of Youngstown event to monitor Hurricane Sandy


COLUMBUS — President Barack Obama is skipping a scheduled campaign event in Youngstown to monitor the massive storm bearing down on the East Coast.

The White House says Obama also skipped a planned appearance in Florida Monday to stay in Washington to monitor Hurricane Sandy. However, the afternoon campaign event in Ohio will continue as planned with Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton standing in for Obama.

Republican Mitt Romney returns to the battleground state Monday for a late morning rally in Avon Lake, west of Cleveland. Romney plans at least two campaign stops in Ohio on Tuesday.

Experts say Hurricane Sandy could endanger up to 50 million people in the eastern U.S. for days.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories

Points of Interest