First Word: Hurricane Sandy shakes up election

Updated
US President Barack Obama walks to the West Wing of the White House October 29, 2012 in Washington. Obama is returning from campaigning to monitor Hurricane...
US President Barack Obama walks to the West Wing of the White House October 29, 2012 in Washington. Obama is returning from campaigning to monitor Hurricane...
AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Hello October Surprise. With just eight days to go until the election, Hurricane Sandy has forced both campaigns to scrap previously schedule events and shift attention on dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Here’s a look at some of the headlines we’re following right now:

First Word: Hurricane Sandy shakes up election

Updated