Natural Disasters

Hurricane Sandy Rains on Presidential Campaigns

When a natural disaster comes as a relief


Hurricane Sandy threw a wrench into the last hectic days of the U.S. presidential campaign on Friday, as the threat of torrential rains and strong winds over much of eastern half of the country put both candidates' camps on high alert.

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said it was keeping a close eye on the slow-moving storm. Republican challenger Mitt Romney canceled a rally scheduled for Sunday evening in Virginia Beach, along the state's southeast coast, an aide said.