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First Word: Hurricane Sandy shakes up election

Hello October Surprise.
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 Sandy as it makes landfall.  (AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)
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...

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:

  • Jeep ad caps Romney effort to recast opposition to auto bailout
  • Obama ad blasts Romney's Jeep ad as 'dishonest'
  • Labor Department ‘working hard’ to ensure jobs report released on time