Hurricane Sandy's impact on Election 2012

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October 27, 2012, 1:16 pm
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(NECN/NBC News: Ron Mott, Ohio) - Hurricane Sandy is already impacting the race for the White House.

Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden each canceled planned weekend appearances in Virginia.

Friday, a day after voting early himself, Obama hit the airwaves giving a flurry of interviews, including MTV where he courted younger voters.

"I believe in an America where we grow when everybody's got a shot. That is the America that allowed me to sit in this place, and that is the America I want to recreate for the next generation," said Obama.

Meanwhile, Romney spent his day in two battlegrounds, Iowa and Ohio, rallying Friday night with Congressman Paul Ryan, who got a Hollywood introduction from TV star Patricia Heaton.

"I have to tell you backstage, I didn't recognize him with his shirt on," said Heaton.

Many eyes are focused on Ohio where the president has maintained a lead in the polls as the make-or-break vote.

The fight for key votes runs through more than just Ohio. Florida, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada are also being vigorously contested by both men.

Now, the watch is on to see how Hurricane Sandy factors into the stretch run - already nixing campaign events in Virginia for Romney and Biden this weekend.

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