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Green black and White House hurricane sandy is -- -- town's businesses.
Transit systems and political rallies as the presidential campaigns and -- the home stretch with just eight days -- -- The weather has forced a dramatic change of plans we have -- team coverage tonight chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is nice and dry with the Romney campaign in Iowa.
And chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is not with a look at how President Obama is handling this emergency.
Much differently from the last good evening at.
Good evening Brett the president took a lot of heat for how he reacted too -- -- so they are struggling and scrambling to stay on top of this storm.
With a -- winds still whipping around here in Washington aides say the president likely stuck here and off the campaign trail.
At least until Wednesday.
I just received a full briefing from our emergency response teams in the last time President Obama faced a crisis the terror attack in Libya last month.
Eight events in Nevada and in Colorado.
They've -- Sandy's -- even closer to the election this time is intent on looking presidential.
Stopping at FEMA headquarters Sunday -- today canceling his series of campaign events they -- beating a high level conference call in the White House situation room.
This is going to be a big.
And powerful storm and all across the eastern seaboard.
Think everybody is taking.
The appropriate preparations except the president tried to get in one last campaign appearance.
Leaving Washington late Sunday to be in Orlando this morning for the big roll out of joint appearances with former President Bill Clinton.
How was supposed to -- the warm.
Man for President Obama.
Obama abruptly left Florida early this morning officials believe the weather in Washington with deteriorating so fast.
-- be difficult to land Air Force One later in the day.
So Clinton went ahead with appearances in Florida and Ohio.
The early voters are already making decisions -- you know a lot our decision is.
I -- I wanna do -- to make sure everybody who agrees about smoltz.
A -- part of the Obama campaign strategy is early voting which could be affected in coastal battlegrounds today the Virginia state board of elections.
Keep moving forward with in person absentee voting unless the -- makes it unsafe.
I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election I'm worried about the impact on families -- worried about the impact.
On our first responders.
I'm worried about the impact of our on our economy.
It could also delay Friday's release of a new jobs report just four days before the election with the Obama administration -- -- Non emergency employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are not working today -- maybe not tomorrow.
The -- Labor Department official later said quote it is our intention that Friday will be business as usual regarding the October employment situation report.
Notes of wiggle room there with the word -- and it's unclear whether the federal government we'll be back open in a few days are all week it'll be close.
Very unclear right now but any delay to that jobs report so close election would cause an awful threat.
At -- -- a lot of the White House Ed thank you the Romney campaign.
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