As Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, President Obama hunkered down to monitor the storm and sent First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Bill Clinton to fill in for him on the campaign trail. Mitt Romney canceled some events Monday and Tuesday "out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans" in the so-called Frankenstorm's path, an advisor said, and when he returns to the stump in the key swing state of Ohio he'll devote an event to hurricane relief. The rivals appear tied in polls just days ahead of the Nov. 6 election. When asked how the storm might impact the vote, Obama said: "Right now, our number one priority is to make sure we are saving lives."
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