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.
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Even though the Republican National Convention missed a direct hit from one storm Monday, controversy and bad weather still threaten to dampen the Republican Party’s chance to showcase its presidential ticket behind a unified party.
Ron Paul supporters pose with posters on the floor of the RNC on Monday in Tampa. They put "Ron Paul" over the word "We" on a GOP sign that says "We Can Do Better."
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Oh, Isaac. How good you've been to the Ron Paul Revolution!
With 24 hours of nothing officially happening at the GOP convention in Tampa because of Tropical Storm Isaac, Ron Paul supporters for the second time in as many days made themselves the center of attention at Mitt Romney's big nomination party.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, brought thousands to the Sun Dome in Tampa on Sunday for a "we are the future" rally.
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Republican congressman Ron Paul on Sunday turned his presidential swan song into a feisty rage against the political machine of his own party for legally manipulating him out of presidential convention delegates.
"They've learned how to bend rules, break rules and now they want to rewrite the rules," Paul told a raucous crowd of nearly 10,000 supporters who nearly filled the Sun Dome arena in Tampa, the city hosting this week's hurricane-delayed Republican National Convention.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, after speaking in Berkeley, Calif., in April.
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GOP officials and the Mitt Romney campaign have cut a deal with Texas Rep. Ron Paul's campaign to allow some — though not all — of Paul's delegates from Louisiana and Massachusetts to be seated at the Republican National Convention. The status of Maine's delegates remains unsettled.
The compromise would appear to avert a potential public clash with Paul supporters during the convention's opening day Monday.