The Superstorm Sandy has altered the trajectory of a lot of campaigns in and around the New York City area. But few candidates have used this as a campaign issue. Until now.

Former President Bill Clinton has cut a robocall for his former aide Sean Patrick Maloney in his bid to unseat Republican Nan Hayworth in NY-18. The robocall is no surprise. Neither is the typical narrative that Maloney worked closely with Clinton during his time in the White House.

What’s interesting is this line: “He also has seen us and been part of a team working in the aftermath of disasters. So he’ll be especially valuable in Congress in New York as we work to build our way out of the aftermath of Sandy.”

Since the storm both Maloney and Hayworth have scaled back their campaign efforts. Hayworth, who benefits from the power of incumbency, has been able to visit damaged areas of the district and provide constituent services. She also made a very early appeal for relief aid in a letter to the President and Governor Cuomo. As for Maloney, he has no official role in the recovery efforts so that line from his most high profile supporter could go a long way to counteract Hayworth’s work as a sitting congresswoman.

At this point, it’s hard to say how many potential voters in the district are still impacted by the storm. But many lost power and many more have suffered with gas shortages. All this could play a role in the outcome of the close race where Hayworth was only up 7 points according to a Siena Poll out a few weeks ago.

Complete text of robocall is after the jump.

Hello, this is President Bill Clinton. I’m calling to ask you to get out and support my friend, Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress on Tuesday.

Sean worked closely with me in the White House, so I know him. I know he knows a lot about our economy. I know he cares. I know he has good values, and he’s immensely talented. He’ll be an outstanding Member of Congress.

He was part of our team that created millions of jobs, grew our economy, lifted the middle class and the poor, and balanced the budget. He’s got a strong jobs plan, balanced budget plan, a sound education plan. In short, a plan for a better future.

He also has seen us and been part of a team working in the aftermath of disasters. So he’ll be especially valuable in Congress in New York as we work to build our way out of the aftermath of Sandy.

So please, vote for Sean Patrick Maloney on Tuesday. Thanks.