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The party must go on: GOP Convention undeterred  by storm

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 Testing the giant screens at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida

by Joseph Earnest  August 27, 2012               


Newscast Media TAMPA, Fla—Despite reports that Tropical Storm Isaac will prevent the Republican National Convention from being able to fully embark on the undertakings that were planned for the week, the convention will continue, and speakers are still scheduled to deliver their speeches. Republican National Convention President and CEO Bill Harris said federal, state and local officials are prepared to respond, if needed, and scheduling adjustments that were made will help ensure the continued safety of all participants.

In addition, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement said: "Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th. After consulting with Governor Scott, NOAA and local emergency management officials, we are optimistic that we will begin an exciting, robust convention that will nominate the Romney-Ryan ticket."

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GOP sets the stage at Tampa Bay Times Forum


Meanwhile, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will unveil on Monday, a national debt clock mounted inside the convention hall of the Tampa Bay Times Foruma compelling visual reinforcing the desperate need for new fiscal leadership in the White House. 

The debt clock will be activated Monday at 2 p.m. when the convention convenes. The national debt is at a record-high $15.9 trillion. The last few years have brought the sharpest increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

"This clock reminds every delegate and every American why we are here in Tampa - because America can and must do better," said Priebus. "Every American's share of the national debt has increased by approximately $16,000 during the current administration.

"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the right leaders at the right time for America. They will turn this fiscal mess around, get people back to work and set our country on a strong foundation for generations to come," Priebus added.

Upon his swearing in as Governor of Massachusetts, Romney inherited a roughly $3 billion budget gap. He led an effort to balance the budget and left the commonwealth with a rainy day fund of more than $2 billion upon leaving office. Add Comments>>










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