Obama will return to campaign trail on Thursday

Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:12am EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama jogs into a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada October 24, 2012. Obama is on a two-day, eight state, campaign swing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama jogs into a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada October 24, 2012. Obama is on a two-day, eight state, campaign swing.

Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

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(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will return to active campaigning on Thursday with a trip to the battleground state of Nevada, the White House said in a statement.

Obama has taken three days away from campaigning to oversee the response efforts to massive storm Sandy, which hit the East Coast earlier this week.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Eric Beech)

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