Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have had to sideline campaigning in the critical swing state of Virginia due to major storms, including Hurricane Sandy.
But while the storms are likely to cause damage throughout the Old Dominion, David Axelrod, Obama's senior campaign adviser, said on Sunday he was unsure how the storm would affect the overall turnout for the election.
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"The best thing we can do is focus on how we can help people during this storm and hope that it all clears out and that by the next weekend we'll be free of it and people can focus on the election," Axelrod said on CNN's State of the Union.
Axelrod said the president has been in contact with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate for the storm. He said Obama is "most concerned about people" and safety.
"The storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race," said Virginia Democrat Sen. Mark Warner on Fox News Sunday. Warner said a rally he was planning to attend with the president and Bill Clinton in Virginia on Monday was canceled.
But Warner added that Virginia does not have as extensive an early voting population as other states do and that a recent Washington Post poll showed Obama with a slight lead. "The president will carry Virginia," he said.