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Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Cancel Campaign Events Due To Hurricane Sandy

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event as his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) listens, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Koehler Athletic Complex on the campus of the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. (AP Photo/J.D. Pooley), | AP

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have canceled their campaign events scheduled for Monday evening in Wisconsin and Florida, as well as all scheduled events on Tuesday, due to Hurricane Sandy.

Gail Gitcho, communications director for the Romney campaign, released the following statement:

Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight's events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida. We are also canceling all events currently schedule for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday. Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way. We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney's and Congressman Ryan's schedule when they are available.

Romney was scheduled to campaign in Ohio and Iowa on Tuesday. President Barack Obama also shuffled his schedule due to the storm, canceling a campaign event in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday and events on Tuesday in northern Virginia, Colorado Springs and Wisconsin.

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