COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign is delivering donated water and food for people still without power after severe storms in Ohio.
The campaign on Sunday collected nearly 25,000 bottles of water and thousands of granola bars, trail mix bags, peanut crackers and other food items at its Columbus headquarters.
Spokesman Chris Maloney says a campaign bus and a rented U-Haul truck will drop off donations at the American Red Cross and other charitable distribution centers starting Monday in Cambridge in eastern Ohio. They will then head to several southeast Ohio locations and then to Portsmouth, on the Ohio River in southern Ohio.
Federal aid including trucks with water arrived in the state Sunday, after President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency late Saturday in Ohio.