(CNN) – Both presidential candidates have canceled campaign events in the coming days as the East Coast prepares for a major storm, and Virginia's governor said Sunday his state would take measures to ensure residents are able to vote, despite potential obstacles brought on by Hurricane Sandy.
"We'll be ready, but we're planning for contingencies if there's still a problem," Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said on CNN's "State of the Union." He said his state would "absolutely" make polling centers like schools and fire stations a top priority for restoring power, should widespread outages occur.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama has an advantage in the battleground state of Virginia, a new poll released Saturday shows.
Likely voters in the Old Dominion State split 51% for Obama to 47% for GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the Washington Post poll out Saturday. Obama's advantage is just outside the poll's 3.5 point sampling error.
(CNN) – The Des Moines Register, Iowa's largest newspaper, endorsed Mitt Romney for president Saturday, reversing its 2008 support for President Barack Obama and marking the first time the paper has endorsed a Republican in 40 years.
While the editorial praised both Romney and Obama, the decision ultimately came down to one question, the newspaper stated. "Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate."
(CNN) - A new poll released Saturday indicates the contentious Senate race in Missouri between Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Todd Akin is in a dead heat.
McCaskill, the Democratic incumbent, has the backing of 45% of likely voters in the state, compared to Akin's 43%, according to the Mason-Dixon poll commissioned by Missouri news outlets, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Kissimmee, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney pushed through Florida on Saturday, assuring energetic audiences his campaign was on the upswing and promising to usher in a new era of bipartisanship.
Romney opened his three-stop bus tour by sounding a confident note in Pensacola, where he told an audience of roughly 10,000 that the end of President Barack Obama's term in office was in sight.
UPDATE 12:03 p.m. Sunday: A statement from Rubio's office Sunday read: "Amanda Rubio remains in fair condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Miami Children's Hospital. Her longterm prognosis is favorable. The family is grateful for all the messages of support and the prayers said for their daughter."
(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio's 12 year-old-daughter is in stable condition after being hospitalized Saturday following a vehicle accident, Rubio's office said in a statement.
Rubio learned of the accident after speaking at a campaign event for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Kissimmee, Florida, his office said.
(CNN) - The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Barack Obama, citing the president's policies in health care, the economy, foreign affairs, civil rights and his choices of two Supreme Court justices among the reasons for support.
"In the poisonous atmosphere of this campaign," the editorial states, "it may be easy to overlook Mr. Obama’s many important achievements, including carrying out the economic stimulus, saving the auto industry, improving fuel efficiency standards, and making two very fine Supreme Court appointments." FULL POST
Lynchburg, Virginia (CNN) – It was a simple swap of an "i" with an "o." And yet, a fresh gaffe from Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday caused the Romney campaign to essentially accuse him of being absent-minded and invited snickers from the Twitter-sphere.
It happened at a campaign rally in Lynchburg.
Zanesville, Ohio (CNN) – Paul Ryan made a direct appeal to blue collar voters in struggling manufacturing towns of Ohio where he kicked off his eight-stop tour across the battleground state on Saturday.
With the presidential election in just 10 days, the Republican vice presidential nominee bolstered the credentials of GOP nominee Mitt Romney as a job creator and himself as someone who understands what people struggling for work in an uneven economy are going through.
Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) – In the latest sign of just how tight both presidential campaigns view the race, President Barack Obama rallied voters on Saturday in New Hampshire – a battleground state that caries just four electoral college votes.
Obama carried the state by a 10 points four years ago, but his fortunes in the Granite State now are considerably more in doubt. Obama's victory in 2008 was largely due to support from self-identified independents, who make up more than a third of the electorate.