Obama cancels 3rd day of campaigning

2012-10-30 17:46
With a map of the projected path of Hurricane Sandy behind him, US President Barack Obama speaks to the media at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

With a map of the projected path of Hurricane Sandy behind him, US President Barack Obama speaks to the media at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

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Washington - US President Barack Obama will stay in Washington on Wednesday to oversee the response to Hurricane Sandy, cancelling another day of campaigning roughly a week before Election Day, the White House said on Tuesday.

"The president will remain in Washington, DC on Wednesday to monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy and ensure that all available federal resources continue to be provided to support ongoing state and local recovery efforts," White House spokesperson Jay Carney said in a statement.

"As a result, the president will not participate in the campaign events that had been scheduled in Ohio tomorrow."

The president had already skipped political events on Monday and Tuesday to be in Washington for the storm and its aftermath.

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