With only several days to go before the election, the president, vice president and campaign officials and supporters are making their final push in such swing states as Florida and Ohio — just as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, leading Obama to head back to Washington to focus on the federal government’s storm response.
Oct. 29, 2012 An Obama campaign sign rises above the floodwaters in Norfolk. Hurricane Sandy continued its path northward Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. President Obama canceled campaign stops for Monday and Tuesday in order to return to the White House to oversee the federal government’s evolving storm response. Steve Helber/AP Buy Photo