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President Barack Obama is expected to resume an election campaign suspended in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy today. His challenger, Republican Mitt Romney held two rallies in Florida on Wednesday.

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President 'directs his team to lean forward aggressively' on Sandy relief

A Senator Admin official has said that President Obama has been receiving updates through the night on hurricane Sandy:

Overnight, the President continued to receive updates from his team on the ongoing recovery efforts, including efforts by state and local officials and private utility companies to restore power. This morning the President will again receive a substantial briefing from his team on the impacts and the extensive federal support being provided to support state and local recovery efforts. The President continues to direct his team to lean forward aggressively.

Early voting in Maryland after Sandy passes

The Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley and his Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown have both cast their votes as the state starts to get back on track after hurricane Sandy.

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Obama to get back on the campaign trail

Obama's campaign have announced his plans to resume campaign travel tomorrow, according to AP, after a three-day pause to deal with hurricane Sandy with stops in Nevada, Colorado and Wisconsin.

Barack Obama talks about damage done by Hurricane Sandy and rescue efforts at the National Red Cross Headquarters yesterday
Barack Obama talks about damage done by Hurricane Sandy and rescue efforts at the National Red Cross Headquarters yesterday Credit: Reuters

Obama's revised schedule is a political gamble, too. Rather than use the campaign's final Wednesday to woo voters in the tossup states that will decide the election, he will go before cameras with New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie.

Christie is one of Romney's most prominent supporters, and has been a frequent Obama critic.

However since the storm struck Christie has heaped praise on Obama and his handling of the response, a political twist the president's visit is sure to underscore.

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