Romney to Tour Storm Damaged Louisiana

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Heavy rains and flooding are blamed for five deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi.

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis. When Romney addresses the Republican convention Thursday night, he'll do it from a stage that puts him a little bit closer to the crowd inside the convention hall. His campaign hopes the evening ends with Americans feeling a little bit closer to the Republican presidential candidate, too. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will head to Louisiana today to tour damage from Hurricane Isaac.

Romney has scheduled a last-minute visit to Lafitte, where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The storm canceled the first day of Romney's Republican convention, and his campaign has been considering a visit for several days.

Romney was supposed to fly from Tampa to Virginia for a campaign appearance today with running mate Paul Ryan. Instead, Ryan is making that trip alone.

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.

In Louisiana, Romney will thank emergency first responders for their work.


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