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Tampa Mayor: Could Call Off Convention

Looks like Republicans don't have to worry about Todd Akin crashing the convention, but they do have to worry about a tropical storm named Isaac. Forecasters say that Tropical Storm Isaac, which is currently approaching the Caribbean, could pose a threat to Florida and potentially next week’s GOP convention in Tampa. The storm’s maximum sustained winds were at 45mph on Wednesday, but it is expected to gain strength and become a hurricane by Thursday. Some of the National Hurricane Center’s models showed the storm striking Florida and the Tampa Bay area, but it is too early to know for sure if it will. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said that "absolutely, we're prepared to call [the convention] off" for the storm.

August 22, 2012 11:45 AM