GOP nominee Mitt Romney, right, and his running mate Paul Ryan canceled campaign events because of Hurricane Sandy.(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will focus their efforts Tuesday on helping people affected by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.
GOP presidential ticket canceled its scheduled campaign rallies out of
sensitivity for the millions of people in the storm's path. An estimated
6.2 million people on the Eastern Seaboard are without power after the
storm and at least 17 deaths have been confirmed.
the GOP presidential nominee, will be joined by race car driver Richard
Petty and country singer Randy Owen at what is billed as a "storm
relief event" in Kettering, Ohio.
Ryan, Romney's running mate,
will thank volunteers in his home state of Wisconsin who are collecting
supplies to help those in need. Ann Romney will also be participating in
storm relief events in Wisconsin and Iowa.
USA TODAY's Jackie Kucinich is traveling with the Romney campaign and will have more later.