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Obama, Romney cancel Wisconsin appearances

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands at the conclusion of the final presidential deba
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands at the conclusion of the final presidential deba

UNDATED (WSAU-WRN)  Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have cancelled campaign stops in Wisconsin on Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday morning, President Obama's cancelled a planned campaign stop in Green Bay on Tuesday. A release from the White House Press Secretary:

The President will no longer travel to Green Bay, WI tomorrow for a campaign event, so that he can stay in Washington, DC on Tuesday and closely monitor the impact of and response to Hurricane Sandy. As he said at FEMA HQ yesterday, the President has instructed his team to make sure that needed federal resources are in place to support state and local recovery efforts. Additional details about the President’s schedule will be announced as soon as they are available. 

Obama was to have made a stop at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena.

Republican candidate Mitt Romney was to have appeared in West Allis Monday night, but that stop has also been cancelled. Communications Director Gail Gitcho issued a statement:   

“Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight’s events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida. We are also canceling all events currently scheduled for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday. Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harm’s way. We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney’s and Congressman Ryan’s schedule when they are available.” 

Romney’s stop at the Wisconsin Products Pavilion in State Fair Park would have been the first time he’d been in the state since August.

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