Republican nominee Mitt Romney will travel to LaFitte, La. today to observe damage inflicted on the area by Hurricane Isaac, CNN reports. Romney will travel to the storm-affected region following a morning campaign event with his running mate, Paul Ryan, in Florida.
Garrett Haake, campaign embed reporter for NBC News, reports that Romney's decision to travel to Louisiana will supplant a planned campaign stop in Virginia originally scheduled for this afternoon. Only Ryan will appear at the day's second campaign event in the Commonwealth.
Forget Virginia. Romney is sending just Ryan to today's 2nd campaign stop and going to New Orleans to survey Isaac damage instead.— Garrett Haake (@GarrettNBCNews) August 31, 2012