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Romney Cancels Virginia Campaign Stops Due to Hurricane Sandy

The Republican candidate for president was scheduled to visit Haymarket on Sunday.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has canceled his scheduled stops in Virginia Sunday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, according to his campaign.

Romney was scheduled to visit Battlefield High School in Haymarket Sunday as well as Richmond and Virginia Beach. 

Campaign officials said that after consulting with Gov. Bob McDonnell the move to cancel Sunday's visit was "cautionary."

The Romney Ryan campaign is collecting donations in preparation for storm relief efforts at Virginia campaign office locations, officials said. The supplies will be distributed to relief centers in the area, the campaign said.

The campaign is asking for the following donations: 

  • Bottled Water
  • Non-perishable food items, such as beef jerky, granola bars, peanut butter, etc.

In a press briefing, McDonnell (R) said the storm could be of "lengthy duration."

“It still looks like landfall of this system, whether it’s a hurricane or nor’easter, [will be] sometime late Monday in and around the Delaware Bay and north into New Jersey — the models seem to be converging on that scenario,” McDonnell said. 

President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were scheduled to visit the area on Monday, but details have not been released in that visit. 

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