Wednesday in politics: Obama with Christie in N.J., Romney in Florida, and more

Phil Pruitt
The Ticket

President Barack Obama is taking a third day off from campaigning Wednesday to survey Superstorm Sandy damage in New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie is a strong supporter of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but he had words of praise Tuesday for Obama's response to Sandy.

Obama originally had planned to campaign Wednesday in Ohio, and he is now scheduled to return to the campaign trail Thursday, with events in Nevada, Colorado and Ohio.

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Vice President Joe Biden will be campaigning Wednesday in Florida, which, with 29 Electoral College votes, is the largest of the battleground states. Also, former President Bill Clinton will represent Obama in Iowa.

Romney, who canceled campaigning Tuesday to hold a storm-relief event in Ohio, has three campaign stops set in Florida on Wednesday, and running mate Paul Ryan will be stumping in his home state of Wisconsin.

Obama and Romney are running neck-and-neck in Florida and Virginia, while Obama maintains his 5-point lead in Ohio, a state considered critical to both candidates, a CBS News/New York Times /Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows.

And then there is this: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat Wednesday evening at the White House.

And this: Wednesday marks exactly six days before Election Day.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press, National Journal