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Michigan senator attends Republican National Convention

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(08/28/12) - Conventions are a who's who of the political world, and when it comes to our Mid-Michigan delegation, that's no exception.

ABC12's Ted Fioraliso caught up with a guest from our area at the RNC.

Tuesday's session began at 2 p.m., a little earlier than as originally scheduled in order to accommodate procedures and speakers that were bumped Monday after that session was postponed due to the threat of Isaac. The Michigan delegates are getting ready to cast their roll call votes in just a little while, but they're not the only ones representing our state.

State Senator David Robertson didn't want to miss out on this year's RNC, so he flew down to Tampa to be with the Genesee County delegation.

"It's the perfect mix of work and fun," Robertson said. "Politics and public service is my life. And for those of us who enjoy this, this is really the greatest of all events."

Robertson served as a delegate during the 2004 convention in New York City. This time, he's here as a guest.

"In 2004, there was great enthusiasm because President Bush was running for re-election and did ultimately succeed. There's great enthusiasm now. We're seeing movement in the poll results, the new energy that Paul Ryan is bringing to the ticket," Robertson said.

Robertson says it's an exciting time for Michigan Republicans, not just because Mitt Romney is from the state.

"Michigan is a battleground state. There is no question," he said. "We're going to see these presidential candidates and this ticket in Michigan right up until Election Day."

Robertson is heading home Tuesday where he's going to do everything he can to make sure Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected. As for our delegates, they'll see a star-studded lineup of speakers Tuesday night, including former presidential rival Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney's wife Ann, and the keynote speaker - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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