President Obama cancels appearance at UCF rally

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President Obama has canceled his appearance at a rally today at the University of Central Florida due to the worsening forecast for Hurricane Sandy.

Pres. Obama was scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. at Memory Hall. It is unknown if former President Bill Clinton will still attend the rally.

Hurricane Sandy has already changed the President’s plans. Campaign events in northern Virginia on Monday and in Colorado Springs on Tuesday have been canceled.

We’re told he’s being updated on the storm and keeping a close watch over it. He arrived in Florida a day early to avoid weather delays.

In the final week of campaigning, he’s trying to balance handling a potential natural disaster and continuing to campaign.

Pres. Obama arrived in Orlando last night. He surprised a group of about 30 volunteers at a campaign headquarters on East Colonial Drive when he stopped by and dropped off pizzas and thanked them for their help.

Mitt Romney has also shuffled his schedule because of Sandy. He announced that he would cancel two events in Virginia on Sunday, choosing instead to campaign in the state of Ohio.

Via CF13 News.

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