Romney cancels Virginia Beach rally because of storm

October 26, 2012

AMES, Iowa – Mitt Romney has cancelled a planned campaign rally Sunday night in Virginia Beach due to the threat of Hurricane Sandy, a campaign official said Friday.

Romney had scheduled three campaign rallies across Virginia on Sunday, but will not make the final stop, which was to be at the Farm Bureau Live Ampitheater in Virginia Beach.

The other two rallies – at Battlefield High School in Haymarket and at the University of Richmond in Richmond – are scheduled to go on as planned.

The Romney campaign has notified Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell of the decision, according to a campaign official.

Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.
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