Candidates on campaign trail

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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McCain keeps Romney campaign going in Ohio

Senator John McCain meets volunteers at the campaign headquarters for Mitt Romney in Columbus, Ohio Credit: Reuters

Former presidential candidate John McCain has been keeping Mitt Romney's political campaign going in Ohio.

Senator John McCain and Senate candidate Josh Mandel speak to volunteers at campaign headquarters for Mitt Romney in Columbus, Ohio Credit: Reuters
Volunteer Jeff Johnson installs a sign while canvassing for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Columbus, Ohio Credit: Reuters

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Romney resumes Presidential charge in Florida

The Republican candidate will resume his campaign charge today. Credit: Jim Young / Reuters

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney resumes his campaign today in Florida after Hurricane Sandy disrupted his schedule.

Romney will attend victory rallies at Landmark Aviation in Tampa, before moving to other destinations in the state.

He will be joined at all events by Governor Jeb Bush and Congressman Connie Mack, U.S. Senate Candidate and at the first and second event by Senator Marco Rubio.

Early voting to resume following Hurricane Sandy

Early voting in the U.S. state of Maryland, which was halted for two days because of Hurricane Sandy, will resume on Wednesday and be extended for one day, the state's governor said.

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who had cancelled early voting on Monday and Tuesday, said it would now be extended through Friday and polling opening hours will also be expanded.

Washington DC has also announced plans for early voting on Wednesday.

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  1. Robert Moore

Sandy changes contours of US election race

There is no question that US election officials face significant challenges - for example early voting has already been disrupted in states like New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Some polling stations will surely have to be relocated.

I don't think there's any question that the President has had an excellent 48 hours. He's suspended his campaign appropriately. He went back to the White House and showed some leadership there. There was good coordination between local, state and federal officials.

The science worked in the sense that the storm was well tracked as it hit the east coast.

I think that's been a pretty good performance by the President and tellingly that was praised by the Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie.

The key question and the key political issue is whether this storm has frozen the campaign in time and whether it still remains a dead heat, or whether there has been a swing to the President because of his strong performance.

I suppose we'll only know the answer on election day.

New Jersey governor: 'I don't give a damn about Election Day'

New Jersey Governor Christie seen speaking at a campaign rally for U.S. Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon earlier this month. Credit: Reuters

When someone dared to ask Chris Christie how Superstorm Sandy would influence next week's U.S. elections, the New Jersey governor displayed the confrontation-loving, hard-charging style that has made him a rising national figure.

"I don't give a damn about Election Day," Christie told a news conference in Ewing, New Jersey.

"Let the politicians who are on the ballot worry about Election Day. It's not my problem."

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