Romney in Louisiana for storm visit
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mitt Romney says he went to Louisiana today to learn, and to draw attention to the plight of residents who've been flooded out of their homes by Hurricane Isaac.
On his first trip after the Republican National Convention, Romney met along a highway with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and talked about the challenges facing the stricken area. His motorcade inched through water that, at some points, was a foot or more deep.
The White House says President Barack Obama had made his decision to visit Louisiana on Monday before Romney's announcement that he would be going to the state today to see damage from Hurricane Isaac.
Obama will also be examining water and wind damage from the storm. He will be arriving in Louisiana after a campaign stop in Ohio earlier in the day.