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Obama cancels Florida campaign trip, returns to DC

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama is canceling a planned campaign appearance in Florida and returning to Washington to oversee the federal government's response to the life-threatening Hurricane Sandy.

With the massive East Coast storm playing havoc with people's work and school at the beginning of the new week, Obama press secretary Jay Carney says the president is returning to the capital Monday to "monitor the preparations for and early response" to the hurricane.

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at the Orlando campaign event on Obama's behalf. The event is being held at the University of Central Florida.

Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to appear at a rally in Davenport, Iowa Monday afternoon.

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