Elections

2012 Republican National Convention

Attendees at the Republican National Convention in Tampa,

Attendees at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican party's candidate for president at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, and his
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right, and his vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan wave to the crowd as balloons fall at the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann after his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Attendees at the Republican National Convention in Tampa,
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Attendees at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann
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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann waves to the crowd during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right and his
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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right and his vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan wave to the crowd at the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan and
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Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan and presidential nominee Mitt Romney wave to the delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National
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Presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the 2012
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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National
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Presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan with his
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Vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan with his wife Janna at the end of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his family
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his family watch the balloons drop during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Colorado Delegate Kendal Unruh makes her way through
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Colorado Delegate Kendal Unruh makes her way through piles of fallen balloons after the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waves to delegates
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waves to delegates before at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Delegates cheer as presidential candidate Mitt Romney is
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Delegates cheer as presidential candidate Mitt Romney is introduced at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters as he
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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters as he makes his way into the arena to speak during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney acknowledges delegates before
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney acknowledges delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses delegates during the
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Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the 2012 Republican
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Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Aug. 30, 2012)

American singer Taylor Hicks performs at the Tampa
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American singer Taylor Hicks performs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan and
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Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan and his wife Janna wave to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential nominee
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Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, hugs Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Texas delegate John Allen from Sulphur Springs wears
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Texas delegate John Allen from Sulphur Springs wears a Texas delegation tie at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

A mask of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts
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A mask of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is passed out during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Republican
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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Craig Romney son of Republican presidential nominee Mitt
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Craig Romney son of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista deliver a tribute to President Ronald Reagan during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters
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Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney waves to supporters during a sound check for his speech at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney at the podium
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Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney at the podium during a sound check for his speech at tonight's Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, in Tampa on the afternoon of August 30, 2012

TAMPA BAY, FL. THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2012. Republican
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TAMPA BAY, FL. THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2012. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Vice President nominee Paul Ryan pose for a staff photo hours before Romney delivers his acceptance speech.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) stands on the stage as he delivers his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the
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Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the the delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the
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Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the the delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the
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Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the the delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

California Delegate Don Genhart on the floor at
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California Delegate Don Genhart on the floor at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the
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Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks the the delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

Delegates sypathetic to the cause of the Maine
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Delegates sypathetic to the cause of the Maine Republican Delgation who had delegates unseated for Supporting Ron PAul protest and chant in the halls of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

An unidentied person with a mohawk and a
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An unidentied person with a mohawk and a head tattoo, films as Delegates sypathetic to the cause of the Maine Republican Delgation who had delegates unseated for Supporting Ron PAul protest and chant in the halls of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

New York Delegate, Andrea Catsimatidis from the Village
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New York Delegate, Andrea Catsimatidis from the Village of Quogue on Long Island. wears american flags on her head during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 29, 2012.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) stands on the stage as he delivers his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) stands on the stage as he delivers his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) stands on the stage as he delivers his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) stands on the stage as he delivers his speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan and
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Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan and his sons Charlie and Sam, daughter Liza, wife Janna and mother Betty Ryan Douglas wave from the stage during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla (Aug. 29, 2012)

Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan waves
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Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan waves toward the delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses
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Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses
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Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses the
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee addresses the
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Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Former governor of Arkansas Michael Huckabee address delegates
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Former governor of Arkansas Michael Huckabee address delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses the Republican
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Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Ohio Senator Rob Portman gestures as he addresses
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Ohio Senator Rob Portman gestures as he addresses delegates before his speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) waves after addressing the
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) waves after addressing the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Texas
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Texas delegates during the singing of the National Anthem on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

A Wisconsin delegate holds a Paul Ryan
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A Wisconsin delegate holds a Paul Ryan poster on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2013)

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Scenes on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

A Painting of Ronald Reagan sits by the
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A Painting of Ronald Reagan sits by the stage during the Joint New York, Puerto Rico Delegation breakfast event at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater FL. The delegations are in Florida attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. August 29, 2012

Former NY Senator Alfonse D'Amato , and congressman
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Former NY Senator Alfonse D'Amato , and congressman Peter King share a laugh during the Joint New YOrk, Puerto RIco Delegation Breakfast event at the at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater FL.. The delegations are in Florida attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. August 29, 2012

Former NY Senator Alfonse D'Amato , Peurto Rico
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Former NY Senator Alfonse D'Amato , Peurto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno, and former NY Governor George Pataki speake during the Joint New YOrk, Puerto RIco Delegation Breakfast event at the at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater FL.. The delegations are in Florida attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. August 29, 2012

Scenes on the third day of the Republican
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Scenes on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2012)

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Sen.
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Sen. Rand Paul takes the stage Thursday evening at the National Republican Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Scenes from the floor of the 2012 Republican
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Scenes from the floor of the 2012 Republican National Convention. (Aug. 29, 2012)

TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Nominee
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TAMPA BAY, FL. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012. Nominee of the Republican Party for Vice President Paul Ryan during a rehearsal of his speech during tonight's Republican National Convention.

Ann Romney waves to the crowd after she
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Ann Romney waves to the crowd after she addressed the delegation at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on the evening of August 28, 2012.

TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. New
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TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is introduced as the keynote speaker during tonight's National Republican Convention in Tampa Bay, Fl.

TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. New
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TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as he is introduced as the keynote speaker during tonight's National Republican Convention in Tampa Bay, Fl.

TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. Ann
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TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. Ann Romney during her speech at tonight's National Republican Convention in Tampa Bay, Fl.

The crowd at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
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The crowd at the 2012 Republican National Convention. (Aug. 28, 2012)

The crowd welcomes Ann Romney as she is
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The crowd welcomes Ann Romney as she is introduced to give her speech at Tuesday night's National Republican Convention in Tampa Bay, Fl. (Aug. 28, 2012)

TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. Republican
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TAMPA BAY, FL. TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 2012. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney walk of the stage after her speech at tonight's National Republican Convention in Tampa Bay, Fl.

Mary Pat Christie, left, wife of New Jersey
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Mary Pat Christie, left, wife of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, hugs Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann during the governor's speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Former Representative Artur Davis speaks to delegates during
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Former Representative Artur Davis speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Mary Pat Christie, Ann Romney, Republican presidential candidate,
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Mary Pat Christie, Ann Romney, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice listen as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the keynote address during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. The first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Ann, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney,
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Ann, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, addresses the crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention.

Ann, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt
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Ann, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, reacts at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, during the Republican National Convention. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann embrace in the bleachers following Ann's address to the crowd at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate
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Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28: New Jersey Gov.
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TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will give the keynote address and his wife Mary Pat Christie stand on stage for a soundcheck during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie walks around the
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie walks around the floor of the Republican National Convention in the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., as journalists follow him. (Aug. 27, 2012)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Republican
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2012)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie walks onto the
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie walks onto the stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Scott Romney, brother of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt
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Scott Romney, brother of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, cheers during the roll call on the floor of the Republican National Convention as his brother is nominated. The RNC is being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. (Aug. 28, 2012)

New York State Republican Chairman Edward Cox (second
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New York State Republican Chairman Edward Cox (second from left) stands with the NY Republican delegation during the roll call on the floor of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Scenes from the 2012 Republican National Convention. (Aug.
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Scenes from the 2012 Republican National Convention. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Suffolk County Republican Chairman John Jay LaValle takes
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Suffolk County Republican Chairman John Jay LaValle takes batting practice at the New York Yankees facility, Steinbrenner Field, in Tampa. He is in town with the NY state republican delegation for the Republican National Convention. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Delegates cheer on the floor of the Republican
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Delegates cheer on the floor of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Scenes from the 2012 Republican Convention where Mitt
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Scenes from the 2012 Republican Convention where Mitt Romney is expected to be nominated as the Republican party's candidate for president. (Aug. 28, 2012)

New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie, center, makes
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New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie, center, makes his way through a crowd of media prior to the start of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Aug. 27, 2012)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) makes his
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) makes his way past media at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, during final preparations for the opening of the Republican National Convention. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano speaks with Nassau
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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano speaks with Nassau County Republican Party Chairman Joseph Mondello during the New York State Republican Party Delegation's breakfast at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Florida. The delegation is in Florida attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Mike Lawler of the New York State Republican
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Mike Lawler of the New York State Republican Party hangs their Plaque on a podium at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Florida prior to the start of their delegations breakfast. The delegation is attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Natalie Lavering from Lake Stevens, Wash. shows off
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Natalie Lavering from Lake Stevens, Wash. shows off her painted toe nails at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Natalie Lavering from Lake Stevens, Wash. shows off
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Natalie Lavering from Lake Stevens, Wash. shows off her painted nails at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Florida Governor Jeb Bush adjusts his glasses during
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Florida Governor Jeb Bush adjusts his glasses during a sound check at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Aug. 27, 2012)

A rainbow appears after heavy rains drenched the
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A rainbow appears after heavy rains drenched the Tampa area. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Law enforcement officers block a downtown street during
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Law enforcement officers block a downtown street during a protest in Tampa, Florida. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Bain Capital
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Protesters demonstrate in front of the Bain Capital owned Bloomin' Brand Corporate Headquarters before the start of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Last-minute adjustments are made to the main stage
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Last-minute adjustments are made to the main stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the abbreviated first day of the Republican National Convention. (Aug. 27, 2012)

The Republicans cut the National Convention short one
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The Republicans cut the National Convention short one day as Tropical Storm Isaac approached the Tampa area. (Aug. 27, 2012)

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