Romney cancels West Allis event

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not visit Wisconsin today, according to his campaign.

Romney was scheduled to hold a rally at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis tonight. According to a statement from the campaign, the Romney event near Milwaukee and all of tomorrow’s campaign stops are canceled “out of sensitivity” for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Wisconsin Democrats who planned to respond to Romney’s Wisconsin visit also have canceled their press conference this afternoon.

President Barack Obama also canceled a Wisconsin campaign stop due to the storm. Obama was scheduled to appear in Green Bay tomorrow night.

The full Romney campaign statement:

“Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight’s events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida. We are also canceling all events currently scheduled for both Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan on Tuesday. Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way. We will provide additional details regarding Governor Romney’s and Congressman Ryan’s schedule when they are available.” — Gail Gitcho, Romney Communications Director

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