RNC delayed until Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Issac

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Republican Party is delaying the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather expected from Tropical Storm Isaac.

Republican Chairman Reince Priebus says the convention will convene briefly Monday and then immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, once the storm is expected to have passed.

Priebus says that the party made the decision after consulting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and federal and local emergency officials.

Although nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney isn't addressing the convention until Thursday night, delegates had been scheduled to take the traditional roll call making him the nominee on the opening day.

This is the second Republican convention in a row to be delayed due to severe weather. The 2008 convention in Minnesota was delayed by a day because of a hurricane.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 at 09:12 PM
    A sign from god, a hard rains gonna fall.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 at 07:00 PM
    More useless tripe. Lets have info on what these and other candidates stand for.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 at 09:14 PM in reply to
      Big government, banks and wall street, what would any politician stand for? The American people? It's not 1950 anymore you know.
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