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Obama, Romney both to visit storm-damaged Louisiana

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Posted: Aug 31, 2012 8:56 AM
Updated: Aug 31, 2012 8:56 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: mitt, romney, hurricane, isaac, storm, damage, wbrz, louisiana

LAKELAND, Fla. - Both President Barak Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced plans today to tour damage in Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac.

Romney scheduled a last-minute visit Friday to Lafitte, La., where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Romney is scrapping an appearance in Virginia to go to Louisiana instead.

President Obama announced plans to visit on Monday, after a campaign stop in Ohio.

Heavy rains and flooding have contributed to at least five deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi this week after the slow-moving storm knocked out power in whole neighborhoods.

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