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Tropical Storm Isaac delays GOP convention
 
Tampa will play host to the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from Aug. 27-30, but brewing Tropical Storm Isaac, which could turn into a hurricane, is threatening to crash the party.
Tampa will play host to the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from Aug. 27-30, but brewing Tropical Storm Isaac, which could turn into a hurricane, is threatening to crash the party.
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Saturday that scheduled activities on the first day, Monday, of the Republican National Convention, have been canceled because of the possibility of "severe transportation difficulties due to sustained wind and rain" brought by Tropical Storm Isaac, which meteorologists predict will become a hurricane by Monday. The RNC will quickly convene on Monday, but then immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon. Monday's speaking lineup will be squeezed into the remaining three days of the convention.

 

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