Republican National Convention

11:17am

Tue August 28, 2012
The Salt

Before Her Big GOP Convention Speech, Ann Romney Lets Them Eat Cake

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 8:37 am

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, shares her homemade Welsh cakes with reporters on the flight to Tampa on Tuesday.
Evan Vucci AP

It's a big night for Ann Romney.

She's addressing the Republican National Convention in Tampa at 10 p.m. Eastern, in a speech many pundits see as her big chance to combat her husband's "likability gap" and convince voters that Mitt the man is more than just a "rich guy."

So how does she handle the stress? Apparently, she bakes.

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10:56am

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Strategy For Tuesday: Bring The Love And Then The Fight

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 1:31 pm

Ann Romney is expected to play more of a traditional "first lady" role in tonight's address, while N.J. Gov. Chris Christie will likely throw some punches at the Obama administration.
Getty Images

It's not exactly good cop/bad cop, but the main speakers Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention will play diametrically opposed roles.

Ann Romney — the wife of Mitt Romney, who becomes the official GOP nominee with Tuesday's delegate roll call — will try to present her husband in the most flattering, personal light. By contrast, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the convention's keynote speaker, will have the job of attacking President Obama's record.

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7:11am

Tue August 28, 2012
The Colorado Statesman At The RNC

Storms, Disputes Threaten To Rain On RNC

Colorado's RNC delegation chairman Sean Conway presents Matt Romney with a cowboy hat made specially for the delegation and other mementos after the presidential candidate's son speaks to the delegation on Aug. 26 in Clearwater, Fla.
Ernest Luning Colorado Statesman

6:36am

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Ann Romney, Gov. Christie & The Roll Call: Today's Convention Highlights

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 8:09 am

The stage is set at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

4:55am

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney's Forces Are In Control For Now, But Maybe Not Forever

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 6:38 am

In Tampa Tuesday, a colorfully dressed delegate spoke to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention.
Stan Honda AFP/Getty Images

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