UPDATE, 1:10 EST: Romney has reportedly canceled his campaign events for the duration of Monday and Tuesday. Stay tuned for updates.
- Mitt Romney had planned to travel to Virginia today, but with Hurricane Sandy set to batter the East Coast he has decided to remain in the Midwest (President Obama has canceled a Virginia Beach rally of his own). He spent the night in Mansfield, Ohio.
- Romney will be sticking to the Midwest instead: an 11:50 a.m. rally in Avon Lake, Ohio, followed by a 3:30 p.m. rally in Davenport, Iowa, capped by a 7:40 p.m. appearance in West Allis, Wisconsin.
- Paul Ryan, meanwhile, will be somewhere that is no stranger to storm warnings. He'll be touring Florida, starting with a 2:05 p.m. appearance in Fernandina Beach, then a 5:40 p.m. in Melbourne and an 8:00 p.m. rally in Lakeland.
- According to a memo, the Romney camp believes Ohio is now a tossup "with Romney tracking toward victory" there. No Republican has ever won the presidency without taking Ohio, and it's clear that the Romney campaign similarly believes that the road to the White House runs through the Buckeye State.
- The Associated Press, though, has run the numbers and believes that the Electoral College math favors President Obama.