Romney's closing argument a picture of 'day one'
October 29th, 2012
08:23 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney's closing argument a picture of 'day one'

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's final message will focus on tasks he hopes to take on his first day in office if elected president, according to an outline of the themes that was provided by a senior Romney adviser.

"Throughout this campaign, Governor Romney talked about his 'Day One, Job One' approach to fixing the American economy. Now, as we close out the final days of this campaign, Governor Romney will return to this theme and use each day to talk about specific steps in his plan that will bring about 'real change on day one' in a Romney presidency," the plan reads, leading into bullet points on specific issues Romney will hit in the eight days before November 6.
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More campaign plans dashed as storm approaches
October 29th, 2012
08:22 AM ET
1 year ago

More campaign plans dashed as storm approaches

UPDATE 4:38 p.m. Monday: Vice President Joe Biden's Tuesday events in Ohio and Thursday event in Scranton, Pennsylvania have been canceled, his office said, out of "an abundance of caution to ensure that all local law enforcement and emergency management resources can stay focused on ensuring the safety of people who might be impacted by the storm."

UPDATE 11:59 a.m. Monday: Romney's communications director Gail Gitcho said the GOP nominee would cancel his event in Wisconsin Monday, and running mate Paul Ryan would cancel events in Florida.

"We are also canceling all events currently schedule for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday," Gitcho wrote. "Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way. We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney's and Congressman Ryan's schedule when they are available."

UPDATE 9:53 a.m. Monday: Obama scrapped his remaining Tuesday campaign schedule as well, Carney announced. Obama was scheduled to stump in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "As he said at FEMA HQ yesterday, the President has instructed his team to make sure that needed federal resources are in place to support state and local recovery efforts," Carney said.

UPDATE 7:05 a.m. Monday: Carney said Monday that Obama would return to Washington instead of attending the campaign rally in Orlando. "Due to deteriorating weather conditions in the Washington area, the President will not attend today's campaign event in Orlando," Carney wrote. "The President will return to the White House to monitor the preparations for and early response to Hurricane Sandy."

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has scrapped his plans to campaign in Ohio on Monday as a severe storm roars up the U.S East Coast, his press secretary Jay Carney said in a Sunday evening statement.

"Tomorrow, the President will return to the White House following his event in Orlando, FL, to monitor Hurricane Sandy, which is currently forecast to make landfall along the Eastern seaboard later tomorrow," Carney wrote. "The event in Youngstown, OH, will move forward with President Clinton and include Vice President Biden."
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On the Trail: October 29, 2012
October 29th, 2012
07:03 AM ET
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On the Trail: October 29, 2012

(CNN) - Mitt Romney campaigns in three battlegrounds Monday - Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Romney's running mate Paul Ryan is in Florida for stops in Fernandina Beach, Melbourne, and Lakeland.

Vice President Joe Biden is in Ohio. President Barack Obama, who flew to Florida Sunday but ended up canceling his rally there, will fly back to Washington to monitor weather developments.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Ralph Reed mobilizing evangelicals in Ohio
October 29th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Ralph Reed mobilizing evangelicals in Ohio

Washington (CNN) - Conservative Christian activist Ralph Reed is marshalling his forces in Ohio as the battleground state takes center stage in final week of the presidential race.

The Faith and Freedom Coalition, the Atlanta-based organization Reed launched in 2009 to mobilize voters of faith around the country, is placing more than one million voter guides in 5,300 Ohio churches and plans to complete the effort on the final Sunday before Election Day.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 29, 2012
October 29th, 2012
04:40 AM ET
1 year ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, October 29, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Sandy disrupts campaigns; impact on race too early to tell
The massive hurricane barreling toward the East Coast has both presidential campaigns throwing out their fourth-quarter playbooks, canceling events in the storm's track and attempting to balance last-minute intensity with a show of compassion for people whose lives could be upended.

CNN: Kasich: Romney will win Ohio
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that he believes Mitt Romney will win Ohio, a crucial battleground state for the election. "I believe right now we are currently ahead. Internals show us currently ahead. I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio. And you know I haven't been saying this. I now believe its going to happen," Kasich, a Republican, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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