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Six now hurricanes -- is in the -- and we're seeing very -- In the final days of the presidential campaign forcing both candidates to cancel events in key battleground states.
And a race where President Obama and governor Romney remain as statistical dead heat.
A new Washington Post ABC news poll showing 49% of likely voters support mr.
Romney 48% back to the president as we say so close.
-- -- spices and communications director for the RNC coming to us every Monday as he's been for the last couple weeks on nice to have you back.
Thanks -- -- -- daylight a day like this of course public safety is Paramount and we we want to keep that in mind but we can't forget that there is an election that's taking place in the little more than a week has.
As this sudden appearance of this storm affected your strategy in any way.
Now it hasn't affected the strategy but I think.
Our first and foremost goal right now is the safety of those who are in or near the the path of sandy governor Romney canceled some events in Virginia north and in Virginia.
Particularly because you want to be in the way of first responders and and those who who may need help after after -- goes through.
We've utilized our victory senators in North Carolina Virginia Pennsylvania.
And New Hampshire to accept donations for people who might be affected.
But you know he's he's out there in Ohio Wisconsin Iowa today.
And we're keeping an eye on the storm stay in touch with with the governors of the affected states.
So you know -- but that that is going to be our priority until the storm is over is making sure that people are safe.
That we stay out of the way of -- those who were there to respond to those who -- Be affected by.
Are you taking down any attack ads in the seats that you mention because their -- a storm happening and yeah there's a level of appropriate -- that we're all.
I can governor and the governor -- -- -- -- the governor went out this morning.
-- that he wasn't going to be fund -- or doing activities in states that were affected so we're gonna let that let that pass until the storm goes by and additionally he's out there.
Utilizing his platform on FaceBook and Twitter urge people to donate to the Red Cross.
So we are taking this into consideration.
In the affected areas but you haven't made any moves yet.
Now I just I think I -- them what I just told him and we suspended fundraising emails and such.
In the affected areas we're trying to get those people to focus on giving money to places like the Red Cross that can be of assistance vote.
And as far as a ground game operations at this time I understand -- what you just said of course of collecting money donations and all that and and trying to reach folks -- what it what about the ground operations for your own people that that are out there.
Right that's important and no let me.
So in Virginia and North Carolina Pennsylvania New Hampshire the battleground states there in the path of the storm are number one priority spending and you know to keep.
Everybody -- not just those who are out there -- governor Romney so we have urged them to stay home.
Do what they can from home but take care of their families take care of their property.
There's -- a time when the storm gets fighting it acted to politics.
Right now we need to be focused on on on the safety of all of our fellow citizens.
John good to have you today with British checking in with you next Monday 24 hours -- -- Ever cast -- -- nice to see you.
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