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US Election Updates - October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hits election campaigns

Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. presidential election campaigns on Sunday, leading to Republican Mitt Romney to shift his campaign inland.

Fears have been raised that the massive storm along the East Coast could disrupt an election that is already under way.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama said the heavily populated East Coast could face power failures and other disruptions for several days as he balanced his governing duties with his re-election bid.

Romney rerouted his campaign from Virginia to join his vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan in Ohio, a key battleground state that will decide the outcome of the November 6 election.

Obama later flew to Florida for a campaign stop.

Like Romney, he also canceled events in Virginia, a swing state that could be affected by the storm's impact.

Obama also canceled plans to campaign in Ohio after Monday's event in Florida, choosing instead to return to the White House.