In the Garden State, Republican Gov. Chris Christie holds a huge lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono, in his re-election bid.
Generac Chief Executive Aaron Jagdfeld insists his company is not just watching the weather.
The leading U.S. maker of home and business standby generators said it was impossible to trace the company's recent trajectory of success to last year's Hurricane Sandy, the surprise "snowtober" blizzard of 2011, or any one of a number of other East Coast storms.
"We're trying to create our own awareness, to create our own storm, if you will," Jagdfeld told Wall Street analysts last Thursday in announcing an 85 percent increase in profits for the quarter.
It's the most infamous left turn in weather history.
One year ago this weekend, as Hurricane Sandy roared up the East Coast, it was about to make its unprecedented turn to the west, heading for its ferocious and tragic landfall in New Jersey as a "Superstorm" on Oct. 29, 2012.
How unprecedented? "We looked into the tracks of past hurricanes, and there's not a single track like Sandy," according to Peter Hoeppe, head of geo risks research with global insurance firm Munich Re.
President Obama is visiting New Jersey today to review the progress of the state’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Once again, the President and the Governor are linked together in a very public manner.