Forecasters were watching a powerful storm headed toward Florida and the East Coast that could bring heavy rain, snow and flooding to several states.
The Obama administration's response would be heavily scrutinized and candidate travel to Florida and other states could be disrupted.
The race already has been affected by one storm: the Republican National Convention in August was shortened by a day as a tropical storm bore down on Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.
By BRIAN BAKST, AP
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