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2012 Republican National Convention

Workers place Romney-Ryan campaign sign inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, as pictures of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died the previous day, are displayed on the main stage.
Can Nevada nudge into spotlight at Republican National Convention?
Aug. 26, 2012
As a crucial battleground state, Nevada might be expected to play a starring role in the made-for-TV Republican National Convention. But because of infighting within the state party structure and a state convention coup by Rep. Ron Paul’s supporters, Nevada’s starring role may look like a dysfunctional sideshow instead.

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Muted Paul supporters regroup to make a splash at national convention
Aug. 26, 2012
After claiming the county and state conventions, the Nevada delegation’s Ron Paul Revolutionaries are determined to “plant the flag” for their cause at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. But this time, they’re going to have to do it without their usual props.

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Ron Paul supporters applaud a speaker at the P.A.U.L. Fest expo Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Nevada's delegation of Ron Paul supporters finding it hard to keep hope alive
Aug. 25, 2012
All week long, Ron Paul supporters were predicting that they’d get upward of 10,000 fans for their pre-convention P.A.U.L. Fest of rock bands and raucous speakers.

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Anthony Batri, from Largo, Fla., unfurls banners as preparations are made ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
Fears over Hurricane Isaac cancel Monday night's events at Republican National Convention
Aug. 25, 2012
“Our first priority is ensuring the safety of delegates, alternates, guests, members of the media attending the Republican National Convention,” RNC chairman Reince Priebus said in an announcement Saturday afternoon. “But our convention will proceed.”
GOP delays convention business because of tropical storm
Aug. 25, 2012
The Republican Party is delaying the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather expected from Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Joe Sword of Las Vegas rallies with others while waiting for Rep. Ron Paul to arrive at a campaign stop at American Shooters, an indoor gun range and retail store in Las Vegas Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
Nevada's Ron Paul supporters won't give up the fight
Aug. 23, 2012
On the national stage, deals are being struck between Republican presidential nominee-to-be Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul to ensure a harmonious national convention next week in Tampa, Fla.

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval says a few remarks before introducing presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Tuesday May 29, 2012. At left stands Congressman Joe Heck and center stands Mitt Romney.
Sandoval's GOP convention speech set for prime time Monday
Aug. 22, 2012
Gov. Brian Sandoval secured a prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, his spokeswoman confirmed today. He will speak Monday at 6 p.m. local time.

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