2012 Presidential Election: Hurricane Sandy Alters Campaign Plans

Jon Karl discusses President Obama, Mitt Romney's reactions to the storm.
3:00 | 10/29/12

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A storm as you know it's hitting with just over a week until Election Day it is wrapped them. Warped the campaign into a frenzy here as everybody tries to decide how to cope with this changing schedules. Just eight days until Americans go to the polls your voice your vote at ABC's Jon -- breaks it down for us John. -- this was supposed to be the busiest stretch of the campaign for Mitt Romney a chance to dash across the battleground states making his closing arguments. But he's already been forced to cancel events in three different states. He simply doesn't want to be at rob rob political rallies at the very same time that tens of millions of people are getting hammered by the storm on the eastern seaboard. So the Romney campaign. Is trying to figure out what. And didn't want the president is at the White House monitoring the situation. Romney told supporters in Iowa that he too was tracking federal relief effort. I was speaking today with the National Weather Service -- with folks -- FEMA is there. Preparing for the landfall of a very very dangerous. Hurricane it's gonna affect a lot of -- -- -- us. Romney is also planning a public appearance in Ohio tomorrow to encourage people to contribute to relief efforts. While the campaign rallies are on hold the campaign on television is knocked. All campaigns are moving forward with -- millions of dollars in television advertisements and he's states. With just a week to go in this race as close as it is ever -- The pausing campaign activity. Won't last long.

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