Sandy's Scope and Obama's Reaction Set Storm Apart Historically

Hurricane Sandy blew the best laid plans of the campaigns to the wind this week, but her bad timing in an election year isn't what makes her unique. It's Sandy's scope -- and the candidates' reactions -- that set this storm apart from the rest. In the past 10 elections, 23 states received presidential declarations of a weather emergency within a month of Election Day, according to data from FEMA. For most of those weather-related disasters only one or two states were hit, with a few...Full Story
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