(KCEN) -- Hurricane Sandy is affecting the presidential campaign as well as the East Coast.
Rallies in the storm's path have been canceled and the President is heading back to Washington after a rally in Florida today.
On Sunday President Obama met with FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency to oversee the federal government's plans to help the states and cities.
Meanwhile Gov. Mitt Romney headed away from the coast and is joining Paul Ryan's bus tour in Ohio.
Hurricane Sandy is doing its fair share of damages on the campaign trail.
Maryland's already canceled early voting today and Virginia, a battleground state, could see power outages lasting until election day.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said, "Several months ago and we had the largest, third largest power outage in history. But we got everything pretty much back on in seven days. We're not expecting that this time."
Virginia is already planning to extend its hours for absentee voting.
That could be critical. Early voters could make up 40 percent of this election and so far, they skew in favor of President Obama.