Michelle Obama cancels Virginia campaign stops

      CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The first lady canceled two scheduled campaign stops in Virginia following a mass shooting in Colorado.

      Michelle Obama was scheduled to speak at a Women's Vote 2012 rally in Charlottesville Friday before heading to Fredericksburg to address supporters at the University of Mary Washington..

      President Barack Obama also cut short a Florida campaign swing after at least 12 people were killed and 50 wounded during a shooting at a Colorado movie theater.

      In a brief appearance, the president said there would be other days for politics and that Friday should be devoted to prayer and reflection.

      Michelle Obama's visits were to come a day after a new poll shows Obama is in a dead heat with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.