Tuesday in politics: Sandy halts presidential campaigning, and more

Phil Pruitt
The Ticket

The campaign for the White House remained suspended Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the East Coast on Monday evening.

President Barack Obama remained in Washington, D.C., for a second day to monitor the impact of the storm, which has killed at least 16 people in seven states and cut power to more than 7.4 million homes and businesses from the Carolinas to Ohio.

Obama originally had campaign events scheduled Tuesday in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Colorado. On Monday he missed events in Florida, Ohio and Virginia because of the giant storm.

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Vice President Joe Biden canceled campaigning in Ohio on Tuesday, but is scheduled to resume campaigning Wednesday in Florida.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney also canceled all campaigning on Tuesday and plans to attend a storm relief event in Ohio.  Running mate Paul Ryan will be back in his home state of Wisconsin to thank volunteers who are collecting items for storm relief efforts.

And then there is this: Tuesday marks exactly one week before Election Day.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press