LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — 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 (luh-FEET'), where he will tour damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (JIN'-dul). 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.
194-c-20-(Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee), AP correspondent)-"he's campaigning tomorrow"-AP correspondent Sagar Meghani reports Mitt Romney will get a look at storm damage in Louisiana. (31 Aug 2012)
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APPHOTO RNC817: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (31 Aug 2012)
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APPHOTO RNC169: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney embraces vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (30 Aug 2012)
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