Romney reschedules Virginia trip for Thursday

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Local,Virginia,Steve Contorno

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will return to Virginia on Thursday after canceling his Sunday trip to the swing state because of Hurricane Sandy.

Romney will stop in Roanoke out west and Doswell in Central Virginia before holding a large-scale evening rally at the Farm Bureau Live Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, a venue that holds 20,000.

(Follow along here for the latest updates on the storm)

Virginia Beach was one of the hardest hit communities in the commonwealth as Sandy made its way up the East Coast. Both Romney and Vice President Joe Biden canceled scheduled events there last weekend.

Republican Senate candidate George Allen was supposed to join Romney for his Sunday swing through Virginia. Allen's campaign has not yet said if he'll appear with Romney Thursday.

Former President Bill Clinton will also stump for President Obama in Virginia this week, but those details have not been completed.

scontorno@washingtonexaminer.com

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