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Republican Party plans Tampa ’12 convention

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Update -10:39 a.m. – Washington Post: GOP likely to hold 2012 convention in Tampa. The Republican National Committee’s site-selection committee is expected to name Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday as site of the party’s 2012 convention, top Republicans tell POLITICO. The site-selection committee is scheduled to announce a choice among three finalists: Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Tampa. The committee has made high-publicity visits to the top prospects, which put on the dog to show what they could do for the…

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Republican Party plans Tampa ’12 convention

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Update -10:39 a.m. – Washington Post: GOP likely to hold 2012 convention in Tampa. The Republican National Committee’s site-selection committee is expected to name Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday as site of the party’s 2012 convention, top Republicans tell POLITICO. The site-selection committee is scheduled to announce a choice among three finalists: Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Tampa. The committee has made high-publicity visits to the top prospects, which put on the dog to show what they could do for the…

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Atlantic: ‘90% chance’ Tampa will land the RNC convention, announcement Wednesday

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The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder writes: The RNC meets this week, Watch for: Wednesday’s announcement that Tampa will be chosen as the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. I’m 90 percent sure of that. Other finalists are Salt Lake City and Phoenix.

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Atlantic: ‘90% chance’ Tampa will land the RNC convention, announcement Wednesday

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The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder writes: The RNC meets this week, Watch for: Wednesday’s announcement that Tampa will be chosen as the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. I’m 90 percent sure of that. Other finalists are Salt Lake City and Phoenix.

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GOP committee to select host for 2012 convention next week

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Backers of Tampa’s bid for the 2012 Republican National Convention could find out next week if the city will be selected to host the national political event. Members of the Republican National Committee are expected to meet Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss bids for the convention, and will make a recommendation on which city the event should be held in, according to RNC spokesman LeRoy Coleman. That recommendation will be presented to the full 168-member RNC, consisting of party…

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How Tampa benefits from Arizona lawmakers’ passage of racist immigration law

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And just like that Tampa has emerged as the front runner to host the 2012 GOP convention. Politico’s Ben Smith writes: The new calls among immigrant advocates to boycott Arizona may not affect every convention, but it will be hard for the organizers of two politically charged events — the 2012 political conventions — to ignore them. A spokesman for the Republican National Commitee said his party has not — yet, at least — taken into account the new Arizona…

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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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