Host Committee has raised $15 million towards GOP convention in Tampa

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The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee has raised $15 million toward next year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, party officials said. The Republican National Committee is holding its summer meeting this week in Tampa and officials said Wednesday that the money raising was ahead of schedule for meeting the $55 million fundraising goal for the convention, to be held the week of Aug. 27 of next year.

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