Campaigning takes backseat to mourning

Several White House hopefuls suspended their campaigning Tuesday in response to the massacre at Virginia Tech.

On the Republican side, the top-tier candidates canceled all events for Tuesday. The campaigns of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced that no events would be held, and John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE’s camp stated that the Arizona senator would cancel a campaign-finance event in Atlanta and a town hall event in South Carolina.

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On the Democratic side, Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight Iran's president warns US will pay 'high cost' if Trump ditches nuclear deal MORE (Ill.) postponed a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) had no public events scheduled.

Of the top-tier candidates from both parties, all but Romney have a statement on the shooting on the main page of their websites.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) shut down his website for 24 hours as a sign of sympathy for the victims.