The official word: Tampa in 2012
RnscIMG_0112 OXON Hill, Md. -- Tampa has just been selected as the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. The decision was unanimous.
"We're taking our place in history," said an exuberant Norwood Smith, vice president of sales for Tampa Bay & Co., among the Floridians who came here for the decision.
"The Tampa area boasts state-of-the-art facilities, exciting and vibrant downtowns, and a clear enthusiasm from the community to host our convention," said RNC Chairman Michael Steele.