MORRISVILLE — Presidential candidate Mitt Romneys scheduled campaign event in Morrisville on Sunday has been canceled.
Police Chief Ira Jones said he received a call Saturday from the Secret Service informing him that Romney would not be there. A Republican political event will still be held there, without the presidential candidate.
This was to be Romneys first public event in the Triangle. He was expected to attend a campaign rally at Smokeys barbecue restaurant in Morrisville late Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day he was to visit the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, and the Absolute Style in High Point.
Earlier Saturday, Romney announced the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate.
Later Saturday, the campaign confirmed that running mate Ryan will join Romney in Mooresville and High Point, but then their next stop is a homecoming event in Waukesha, Wis., replacing Morrisville.
While Romney and Ryan head to Wisconsin, the campaign bus will continue on to Morrisville with gubernatorial candiate Pat McCrory and Matt Romney, one of the candidates sons.