Obama to travel to New Jersey Wednesday to view storm damage

WASHINGTON Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:10pm EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about damage done by Hurricane Sandy at the National Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about damage done by Hurricane Sandy at the National Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, October 30, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will travel to New Jersey on Wednesday to view damage caused by massive storm Sandy, the White House said in a statement.

"Tomorrow afternoon, the president will travel to New Jersey where he will join Governor (Chris) Christie in viewing the storm damage, talking with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanking first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities," the statement said.

Obama canceled campaign appearances planned for Ohio on Wednesday because of the storm.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; editing by Christopher Wilson)

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Comments (4)
barechaser wrote:
Yeah guess he can’t hide from this one like the rest he did …

Oct 30, 2012 3:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:
Obama and Republican Governor Chris Christie together viewing the storm damage. I have to eat a little crow here for how harsh I’ve been on Christie in the past. He has praised the Presidents response to the damage caused by this storm. Democrat and Republican working together…what a concept! This is what more REASONABLE American’s want to see!

Oct 30, 2012 4:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Carmi wrote:
xyz2055: Well, there is this election thing …

Oct 30, 2012 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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