69°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
74°
51°
0%
Thu
78°
55°
0%
Fri
79°
52°
0%
Follow our weather team on social media

Romney could be nominated early in convention week

2 years ago August 24, 2012 Aug 24, 2012 Friday, August 24 2012 Friday, August 24, 2012 6:39:11 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Republican delegates will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president on Monday at the national convention in Tampa, which could allow Romney to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions.

Republican officials on Thursday said the formal presidential nomination process would begin earlier than in past years in part because of concerns about supporters of Ron Paul. Officials are also discussing the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac on the convention.

Republican candidates have typically been nominated a day ahead of their convention speech. Romney is slated to speak next Thursday. The three major broadcast television networks are planning to begin coverage on Tuesday evening.

Paul was one of a number of Republicans who challenged Romney during the primary.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Mostly Cloudy
71°
53°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
74°
51°
Thu
Mostly Sunny
78°
55°
Fri
Sunny
79°
52°
Sat
Sunny
81°
56°