(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — Mitt Romney’s planned three-stop tour of the swing state of Virginia Sunday was completely scrapped after predictions for Hurricane Sandy’s path continued to indicate that it would wreak havoc on the state.
Traveling press secretary Rick Gorka said the decision to reschedule the events was a “cautionary move to make sure emergency resources wouldn’t be diverted” during the storm.
He added that the campaign has been in contact with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his staff regarding the storm’s path. McDonnell has been a long-time supporter of Romney and has joined the former Massachusetts governor on the stump frequently.
While the two earlier events there Sunday were officially rescheduled on Saturday, the campaign had already called off plans for an evening rally in the state Friday due to the impending storm.
The tweak in the schedule means that Romney will join his running mate Paul Ryan for a full day of campaigning in another crucial battleground state: Ohio.
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