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UPDATE: Pres. Obama cancels Tuesday's trip to Green Bay


MADISON (WKOW) -- Former President Bill Clinton will be campaigning in Wisconsin this week after President Barack Obama canceled his planned campaign stop Tuesday in Green Bay due to Hurricane Sandy.

Obama's campaign says Clinton will come to Wisconsin as part of a swing this week that will also take him to Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia and New Hampshire.

No details about when he will come to Wisconsin or where in the state he will be were released.

Obama canceled his Green Bay appearance in order to stay in Washington to monitor the hurricane and handle the response.

Republican Mitt Romney is campaigning in West Allis Monday evening, while his running mate Paul Ryan plans to be in Wisconsin on Wednesday.


MADISON (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama will not be in Wisconsin this week, instead he will stay in Washington to monitor Hurricane Sandy.

Obama for America says the President's campaign stop in Green Bay on Tuesday has been canceled. The President will remain in the capital to closely monitor the impact of and response to the hurricane.

Obama also canceled Monday's campaign event in Orlando, Florida. Instead, former President Bill Clinton will speak at the event on Obama's behalf.

Here's the White House's statement on the event cancellation:

"The President will no longer travel to Green Bay, WI tomorrow for a campaign event, so that he can stay in Washington, DC on Tuesday and closely monitor the impact of and response to Hurricane Sandy.  As he said at FEMA HQ yesterday (Sunday), the President has instructed his team to make sure that needed federal resources are in place to support state and local recovery efforts. Additional details about the President's schedule will be announced as soon as they are available."

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