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RNC Down to Three Finalists for 2012 Convention City……

From CQPolitcs…….

Republican candidates, activists and political reporters could be in for a sticky August 2012.

The Republican National Committee announced on Friday its three finalist cities to host the party’s 2012 presidential nominating convention. Two of the possibilities — Phoenix and Tampa — have a propensity to get hot and steamy in the summertime. The third option is Salt Lake City, which would be practically a hometown venue for 2012 aspirant Mitt Romney given the former Massachusetts governor’s Utah roots.

Average temperatures in Phoenix in August are above 100 degrees, while temperatures in Tampa are regularly in the 90s and rainy. Salt Lake City’s August weather is more tolerable, averaging in the 80s (not that we at CQ-Roll Call have a rooting interest, or anything).

The 12 members of the RNC’s site selection committee will visit the three locales in late March and early April, according to a news release from the RNC. The site committee will take a final vote at the RNC’s annual summer meeting in July, with the winner recommended to the party leaders.


February 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , | 15 Comments