Republican National Convention 2012

The 2012 nomination convention for Republican Party will be held in Tampa, FL from August 27th - 30th. KUNC will be following the events along with The Colorado Statesman and NPR News. The Colorado Statesman is on site in Tampa, you can follow Ernest Luning on Twitter @eluning.

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10:56pm

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Ann Romney Delivers: 'She May Have Privilege, But She Understands'

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 6:17 am

Supporters react during Ann Romney's speech on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

A soft murmur of familiarity rippled through the packed GOP convention hall Tuesday night when Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, spoke not of their "storybook marriage" but of one touched by cancer, multiple sclerosis and the trials of raising five sometimes screaming children.

"A storybook marriage? Not at all," she said, during her much anticipated prime-time speech. "What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage."

It was that moment that encapsulated the job that Ann Romney had to do, and how well she managed it.

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10:07pm

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

Five Takeaways From Tuesday At The Republican Convention

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 4:38 am

Delegates showed their love for Ann Romney at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.
Mladen Antonov AFP/Getty Images

If you missed some of Tuesday's action at the Republican National Convention, we were live blogging here and you can always read through it to see how the day and evening went.

But if you'd like to save some time, here are five things that struck us:

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6:52pm

Tue August 28, 2012
NPR Story

Speakers At The Republican Convention

Key speakers Tuesday include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ann Romney, the wife of the GOP presidential nominee.

5:14pm

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

When The Convention Goes To Your Head

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 5:39 pm

Texas delegates are easy to recognize in Tampa. Republican National Convention events began in earnest on Tuesday. Delegates from all over the country are in attendance, and many wear their state pride atop their heads.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

For hat aficionados, a political convention can be a thing of beauty — or at least a thing of interest. Here are some of the head wear highlights from Day 1 of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

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5:11pm

Tue August 28, 2012
It's All Politics

For One Young Delegate, Social Issues Are Not A Litmus Test

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 5:40 pm

Alexander Reber, 21, a Virginia delegate and one of the youngest at the convention.
Liz Halloran NPR

Alexander Reber may not be the youngest delegate at the Republican convention — that honor goes to his fellow Virginia delegate, 17-year-old high school senior Evan Draim.

But Reber, 21, who is an alternate, is certainly doing his part to lower the average age in the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the convention opened Tuesday.

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