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Isaac forces RNC to change convention plans

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(08/25/12) - As Tropical Storm Isaac looms off of the coast of Florida, the Republican National Committee is making some big changes to the convention in Tampa.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told us the convention will convene Monday, but immediately recess until Tuesday. That means all the convention activities including the important roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are pushed back a day.

Most of the Michigan delegation arrived in Tampa on Saturday, most are expected to be there by Sunday evening. Right now, Michigan delegate events like social gatherings and state meetings are scheduled to go on as planned. Those events may be even more important now that the official convention activities are postponed.

So far, all of the other state delegations still plan to attend the convention. Organizers told us the first priority is making sure delegates are safe.

The National Weather Service is projecting that Isaac could affect Tampa directly on Monday and Tuesday. Transportation could be a major issue – as some state delegations are staying in hotels right on the Gulf of Mexico.

When it comes to the campaign, Mitt Romney's advisers say that moving the convention from four days to three is unexpected, but it won't be a problem.

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