Christie, a supporter of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, spoke highly of the president's response to the disaster, saying he "can't thank the president enough" for his concern and support.
Romney was on the campaign trail in swing state Florida on Wednesday. The Associated Press reported the candidate softened his attacks on Obama and asked Florida residents to donate to the storm relief effort in the Northeast. Romney's campaign cancelled some rallies in Ohio Tuesday and turned one rally into a storm relief event.
The presidential race has led television political pundits to speculate on whether the storm would have any effect on the race and what, if any, advantages would accrue to incumbent candidates.
When asked if incumbents had any advantage in West Virginia races, Lucas responded, "I would hate to think they would use so many people's personal tragedies for political gain, but certainly we are seeing them taking every advantage of incumbency."
He said incumbents were taking publicized tours of damaged areas.
Puccio said he had not heard of any candidates "taking advantage of the storm."
"They may be offering help to individuals affected by the storm, but I think whether you're an officeholder or not, we should all just be helping each other," he said.
"We're all West Virginians; whether it's a candidate, elected officeholder, or just a true West Virginian, we help each other. This is a state that helps each other."
Officials of both parties reminded voters to be cautious as they head to the polls this week. Early voting continues through Saturday.
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