Romney cancels Virginia events ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Holly Bailey
The Ticket

PENSACOLA, Fla.—Mitt Romney is canceling campaign events on Sunday in Virginia as a "precautionary move" as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to make landfall late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

Instead, the GOP nominee will travel from Florida, where he's campaigning Saturday, to Ohio on Sunday morning, where he will join a bus tour featuring his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan.

Rick Gorka, a spokesman for Romney, told reporters traveling with the GOP nominee that the campaign didn't want to "divert" resources away from storm preparation.

On Friday, the Romney campaign canceled a Sunday night rally in Virginia Beach. Today, they added Romney's two other events—rallies in Haymarket and Richmond—to the cancellation list.

The campaign said the events would be rescheduled.