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GOP picks Tampa for 2012 convention

5 years ago May 12, 2010 May 12, 2010 Wednesday, May 12 2010 Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:58:29 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

The GOP is headed to Florida.

Republicans have picked Tampa for their 2012 presidential convention.

Florida is a swing state with a hefty 27 electoral votes.

The choice still needs the approval from the full Republican National Committee in August.

The last Republican convention in Florida was in Miami in 1972 when the party nominated President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew.

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