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Susana Martinez: RNC Rising Star to Introduce Paul Ryan

Susana Martinez: RNC Rising Star to Introduce Paul RyanOffice of the Governor, New Mexico(TAMPA, Fla.) -- If you don't live in New Mexico, you probably aren't familiar with Gov. Susana Martinez -- but Republicans are hoping that will soon change.Martinez, 53, will be introducing vice presidential nominee P...

Susana Martinez: RNC Rising Star to Introduce Paul Ryan

Susana Martinez: RNC Rising Star to Introduce Paul RyanOffice of the Governor, New Mexico(TAMPA, Fla.) -- If you don't live in New Mexico, you probably aren't familiar with Gov. Susana Martinez -- but Republicans are hoping that will soon change.Martinez, 53, will be introducing vice presidential nominee P...

Mia Love, GOP’s African American Mormon Candidate, Rocks RNC

Mia Love, GOP’s African American Mormon Candidate, Rocks RNCChris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Mia Love had only two minutes to speak yesterday.  Her time slot was during the 7 p.m. hour when most delegates are still milling around the hall and not paying much attention.  But she managed to ...

Gov. Chris Christie: Romney Will Tell Voters ‘Hard Truths’

Gov. Chris Christie: Romney Will Tell Voters ‘Hard Truths’BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(TAMPA, Fla.) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, famous for rarely mincing words, prescribed a dose of tough medicine Tuesday night in his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, telling party delegates a...

Ann Romney Tells Women Her Husband ‘Will Not Let Us Down’

Ann Romney Tells Women Her Husband ‘Will Not Let Us Down’Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, told Americans Tuesday night that they could trust her husband and in a blunt appeal to women said, "This man will not let us down.""Some...

Mitt Romney Faces Historically-Low Popularity as RNC Kicks Off

Mitt Romney Faces Historically-Low Popularity as RNC Kicks OffABC News Radio(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Republicans celebrated the nomination of Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate Tuesday night with a determination to defeat President Obama, but their Tampa party was marred by a new poll that found Romney to be the...

President Obama to Supporters: ‘Don’t Boo’ the RNC, ‘Vote’

President Obama to Supporters: ‘Don’t Boo’ the RNC, ‘Vote’BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(FORT COLLINS, Colo.) -- As Republicans began their first night of convention speakers, President Obama told supporters his opponents will put on an “entertaining” show in Tampa with lots of glitz, but litt...

Politicians, Lobbyists Schmooze at Lavish Convention Parties

Politicians, Lobbyists Schmooze at Lavish Convention PartiesThe National Republican Senatorial Committee threw a party featuring the Commodores at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. (ABC News)(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Republican National Convention, which got into full swing Tuesday, and next week's Democr...

Mitt Romney Secures Republican Nomination

Mitt Romney Secures Republican NominationScott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- After a long and hard-fought primary season, Mitt Romney Tuesday officially became the Republican Party's presidential nominee, securing the 1,144 necessary votes and taking the presidential election into the ho...

Rick Santorum to Press Welfare Attack Against Obama in RNC Speech

Rick Santorum to Press Welfare Attack Against Obama in RNC SpeechScott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- He was perhaps Mitt Romney’s most bitter enemy during the protracted Republican presidential primary, but on Tuesday night Rick Santorum plans to give his most hearty pat on the back yet to a former rival ...

Ron Paul Supporters Make Themselves Heard in Convention Hall

Ron Paul Supporters Make Themselves Heard in Convention HallJason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ron Paul supporters have always been very vocal, and the reconvening of the Republican National Convention Tuesday was no exception.At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, RNC chairman Reince Priebus gaveled everyone back into the...

Romney Power Team Dissects 2012 Together in Tampa

Romney Power Team Dissects 2012 Together in TampaAlex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a somewhat anticlimactic start to the Republican National Convention because of weather delays, Mitt Romney and his Boston-based power team hit the ground Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.,  and are ready to make up ...

Ann Romney’s Biggest Speech Will Be ‘Heartfelt’

Ann Romney’s Biggest Speech Will Be ‘Heartfelt’Scott Olson/Getty Images(TAMPA) – Bringing her trademark welsh cakes to the back of the plane to hand out, Ann Romney took a moment to talk about the biggest speech of her life that she’ll deliver today at the Republican National Convention...

Sarah Palin, Some RNC Members Push for Convention-Floor Fight

Sarah Palin, Some RNC Members Push for Convention-Floor FightKevork Djansezian/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- A convention-floor fight might still be brewing in Tampa, Fla. over a proposed Republican Party rule on delegates.Some Republican National Committee members were up in arms Monday about a proposed rule tha...

Romney Advisors Claim Ignorance on Mystery RNC Speaker

Romney Advisors Claim Ignorance on Mystery RNC SpeakerABC News (NEW YORK) -- Top Romney advisors claim they have been left in the dark about a mystery speaker who may address the convention on Thursday night.“I do not know.  I’m intrigued,” Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior advisor to Romne...

Jindal Skips Another GOP Convention With a Storm in Mind

Jindal Skips Another GOP Convention With a Storm in MindAndrew Burton/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- As Tropical Storm Isaac barrels toward the Gulf Coast, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that he’ll forgo attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa Fla., in order to focus on monit...

Tampa’s Mayor Tells Reporters ‘Everything Going Smoothly’

Tampa’s Mayor Tells Reporters ‘Everything Going Smoothly’Spencer Platt/Getty Images(Tampa, Fla.) -- Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn told reporters Monday morning that things were running smoothly in his city – both from Tropical Storm Isaac and the first protests connected to the Republican National Conventio...

Romney Guards Convention Speech From Prying Media

Romney Guards Convention Speech From Prying MediaABC News(BOSTON) – Mitt Romney was in good spirits Monday as he left a second day of convention-speech preparation, sharing with the media only what’s likely to be the closing line of his much-anticipated convention speech.“Thank you,...

Odd Couple: Biden and Longoria to Bracket GOP Convention in Florida

Odd Couple: Biden and Longoria to Bracket GOP Convention in FloridaABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) -- One’s a Hollywood star, the other the vice president of the United States, but they’re uniting next week in Florida to not only campaign for President Obama’s reelection, but also to attempt to steal some of t...

Storm Threatens to Swamp Republican Convention

Storm Threatens to Swamp Republican ConventionHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Isaac, currently a tropical storm brewing southeast of Puerto Rico, is on track to hit Florida the same day that Mitt Romney and 50,000 Republican delegates, journalists, protestors and guests descend on Tampa for the R...
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