TAMPA - The president has canceled his visit to the University of Central Florida today due to Hurricane Sandy., but former president Bill Clinton is still scheduled to appear at the event.
This comes as an additional last minute change in President Obama’s campaign.
Last night, the president announced that He had canceled his plans to campaign with former President Clinton in Ohio, but he planned be present at the Orlando rally with Clinton at 10:00 a.m.
Signs of the president cancelling his appearance became visible when the security and secret service that was setup around the campus shut down sometime after 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.
At 7:00 a.m., the White House released a message confirming the cancelation, saying, "Due to deteriorating conditions in the Washington area, the President will not attend today's campaign event in Orlando. The President will return to the White House to monitor preparations for an early response to Sandy."
Clinton was scheduled to introduce the president in Orlando, and lay out a clear picture of the economic choice Americans face in the 2012 election.
The president was also expected to discuss his concrete plans for a second-term as well as economic security for middle class Americans.
Later Monday morning, Obama's campaign released information on an initiative named 29 For 29, which is 29 Florida events to encourage Obama voters.
The event that was initially centered on President Obama is now listed as President Bill Clinton Grassroots Event at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
For the Ohio event, Vice President Biden will attend in place of of president, alongside Clinton.
Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a last minute decision to scrap all three events he planned in Virginia. He is flying to Ohio to join his running mate Paul Ryan instead.
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