ABOARD THE RYAN PLANE — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has cancelled all events beginning late Monday through Tuesday evening, according to communications director Gail Gitcho.
“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,” she said in a statement. “We are also canceling all events currently schedule 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 harms way.”
Paul Ryan is currently flying to Jacksonville, Florida for a rally which will continue as scheduled. He was set to fly to Colorado, but the events there tomorrow have been cancelled. Romney will still travel to Iowa for an event this afternoon, but further events in Iowa and Ohio tomorrow have also been canceled.
President Barack Obama has cancelled all of his events through Tuesday night.
“We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney’s and Congressman Ryan’s schedule when they are available,” Gitcho added.