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Tampa Bay and Company asks for help with RNC visit

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In preparation for a visit from the Site Selection Committee for the 2012 Republican National Convention, Tampa Bay and Company is calling on community members to display signs of welcome. The Site Selection Committee is scheduled to tour the Tampa-St. Petersburg area March 28-30. The visit will be a chance for the Tampa Bay area to show it can handle an event of the size and scope of the Republican National Convention, said Paul Catoe, president and chief executive officer…

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A tale of two events for Tampa

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If Tampa lands the 2008 Republican National Convention, the city will face playing host to two massive events just five months apart. The Super Bowl will come to Tampa in February 2009. The GOP confetti-fest is slated for September 2008. Can one city handle so much love? The GOP convention site selection committee in April posed just that question to a delegation pushing to bring the Republicans to Tampa. “We responded and said we thought it would be a good…

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