PENSACOLA, Fla. — Mitt Romney’s campaign canceled two more Virginia events Sunday because of the massive storm heading to the region.
“It’s a cautionary move to ensure resources wouldn’t be diverted due to the impending hurricane,” said spokesman Rick Gorka, who said the campaign had been in contact with Gov. Bob McDonnell’s staff about the matter.
Romney had been scheduled to hold three events in Virginia, but on Friday canceled one. Under the schedule released Saturday, all three were canceled and Romney will now return to Ohio on Sunday morning to campaign with running mate Paul Ryan at events in Celina and Findlay before holding an evening rally in Marion.
Both candidates were running up against the power of Hurricane Sandy, which was rumbling off the Atlantic Coast with landfall expected early next week.