Listing of RNC-related events & parties for Sunday, August 26

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Media and campaign consultant Peter Schorsch, with public relations and/or campaign consultants Sarah Bascom, Kevin Cate, Tony Collins, Rick Wilson and Brian Hughes, host an invite event for political types, delegates and media. 9 p.m., Cassis American Brasserie, 170 Beach Dr., St. Petersburg.

The Republican Party of Florida board holds a business meeting. 1 p.m., Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 N U.S. 19, Palm Harbor.

The Faith and Freedom Coalition holds a rally Sunday. Invited speakers include Ann Romney, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, Newt Gingrich, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sarah Palin and Herman Cain. 2 p.m., Tampa Theater, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa.

The Poynter Institute presents a conversation with Boston Globe reporter Michael Kranish, co-author of “The Real Romney,” the biography of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Kranish will highlight key passages from the book, which has recently been released in paperback. There will be a question and answer session and copies of the book will be available to be signed. RSVP required. Call Nafi Schwanzer, 727-553-4231. 4 p.m. The Poynter Institute, 801 South Third Street South, St. Petersburg.

The Republican Party of Sarasota will honor Donald Trump as the 2012 Statesman of the Year at an event that includes a VIP reception with the Donald.  The Ritz-Carlton, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Sarasota.


  • Alabama Delegation Worship Service; Time: 8AM; Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort; Notes: Complimentary coffee, pastries and juice.
  • ACU‐CPAC (tent); Host: ACU‐CPAC; Time: 9AM‐1PM;  Location: The Cube & Bank
  • AT&T Brunch; Host: Alabama Delegation; Time: 10AM; Tampa Hyatt, Grand Bay.
  • Georgia Brunch with Gov. Deal; Host: Georgia Delegation; Time: 11AM; Type: Brunch; Sponsorship: $35K.
  • Washington Kick‐off Brunch; Host: Washington Delegation; Time: 11AM‐1PM; Location: Tampa Yacht Club.
  • RDP Registration and Hospitality Suite; Time: 12PM‐8PM; Location: Hospitality Suite;Location: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, Belleair Room, Second Floor
  • New York Welcome Champagne Brunch; Time: 1PM‐3PM.
  • Wisconsin Welcome Champagne Brunch; Time: 1PM‐3PM; Location: St. Petersburg TBA
  • “Welcome to Tampa!” Reception; Sponsor: RGA; Time: 4:30PM‐6:30PM; Location: Blue Martini.
  • Lashing Back at the Backlash: How the Media Exploits Conservatives; Host: Her New View; Time: 5PM; Location: Straz Performing Arts Center and The Palladian View’s residence on Davis Island.
  • “Welcome to Tampa!” Reception; Host: TECO Energy with America’s Energy ’12 and RGA; Time: 5PM‐8PM; Location: Tampa Yacht Club.
  • RDP Welcome Reception; Host: Republican Diplomatic Partnership; Time: 5:30PM‐7:30PM; Location: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, Beach Club Lounge and Terrace, Second Floor; Notes: (571) 312‐2279
  • RNC Welcome Party; Host: Tampa Bay Host Committee; Time: 6PM; Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg
  • Beach Party in the Evening Honoring the Ohio Delegation; Host: Epiphany Productions, Inc. and America’s Energy ’12; Time: 6:30PM‐9:30PM; Location: Postcard Inn on the Beach, St. Pete Beach.
  • Southern Tribute IV with Lynyrd Skynyrd; Host: AAN, Citizens Helping Heroes and America’s Energy ’12; Time: 8PM‐11PM; Location: Liberty Plaza.
  • Two‐Step Soul & Rock’n Roll; Host: NRSC and GOP Convention Events; Time: 8PM; Location: The Cuban Club.
  • RNC Leadership Party; Host: Jamestown Entertainment; Time: N/A; Location: 1 OAK New York and Las Vegas.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.