People in the East Coast spent a busy Sunday preparing for the landfall of Hurricane Sandy and’s campaign was busy delaying, cancelling or re-planning their campaign and fundraising drives in states impacted by the storm. However; some Romney advisers have said that despite the odds they believe that voters in important swing states in the region have received adequate information prior to the Election Day.
Mitt Romney and his team have reiterated that the focus of their campaign has now shifted to the well being and safety for people in the Hurricane Sandy’s way. Reports also suggest that the Romney camp is keeping away from states hit by the storm and has discontinued sending out fundraising emails there.
Kevin Madden, a senior Romney advisor, said that their officials in head offices are in touch with authorities in the states hit by storm and that their campaign schedules are under assessment in those states.
“We have shifted our schedule the last few days to states that aren’t directly impacted by the storm, and we’ll continue to monitor that to see what kind of scheduling updates we need to make over the next few days,” Madden said, according to the LA Times.
Meanwhile Romney has decided to discard all three events scheduled for today in the combat zone state of Virginia. He reportedly cancelled his plan to join his running mateand flew to Ohio to make sure that emergency resources could be diverted to activities intended for handling of the disaster and not his presidential campaign.
But, during his first three campaign events in Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee did not talk about his Florida campaign participants hit by Hurricane Sandy.
According to reports, the Republican campaign has also planned to collect and distribute items at all of their offices in Virginia as the Hurricane Sandy recedes. It has also been reported that the storm has forced Ann Romney to cancel two of her events scheduled for Monday in New Hampshire. Romney has also called off an event planned for Tuesday night in Milford, N.H.
Officials at the Republican campaign offices in Boston are reportedly watching whether their planned activities and events will be affected by the storm. Aides journeying with Romney have also expressed concerns about their homes and families.