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Republican Party plans Tampa ’12 convention

The Republican National Committee’s site-selection committee is expected to name Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday as site of the party’s 2012 convention, top Republicans tell POLITICO.

The site-selection committee is scheduled to announce a choice among three finalists: Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Tampa. The committee has made high-publicity visits to the top prospects, which put on the dog to show what they could do for the GOP.

“It comes down to Florida being a key targeted state in the past several elections, and it’ll continue to be in future elections,” a top GOP operative said. “There’s a practical effect, in that it’ll bring a lot of attention and resources to a targeted state.”

Full story: Republican Party plans Tampa ’12 convention – Mike Allen – POLITICO.com

  • doncicciofitipaldi

    Wow! Are they still planning to have a convention in 2012? I thought they were going to get fully swallowed up by right wing nut jobs by that time and just have a rally or something…..

  • hurtzallot

    Was Tucker been granted a press pass or is Michael Steele pissed off still?