Updated: Monday, 29 Oct 2012, 8:07 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 29 Oct 2012, 4:14 PM EDT
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - We are one week and a day away from the elections, but the arrival of Hurricane Sandy has effectively thrown a wrench in the busy final days of the political season.
Senator Scott Brown and his challenger Elizabeth Warren are scheduled to debate in Boston Tuesday night, but Senator Brown said he would debate her another day if it were rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy.
Earlier in the day, Brown was at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bunker in Framingham, not to “play politics” he said, but to check up on the severe weather over the state.
Elizabeth Warren has canceled all campaign events and closed down field offices. Senator John Kerry also came by the MEMA bunker and agreed that today is not a day for politics.
“Here? Absolutely, it’s one team folks, we’re, the whole – There’s no politics, everybody is focused on public safety, everybody pulls together, I think the campaigns go on hold, people just have to get the job done right now,” said Kerry, a Democrat.
Governor Deval Patrick has cancelled travel plans to Florida with the Obama campaign to monitor Sandy’s progress over Massachusetts.
Patrick has been in and out of the MEMA bunker; he has closed the State House for the day, and will reevaluate plans with the Obama campaign later in the week depending on the severity of the weather.