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    Tampa Mayor: Could Call Off Convention

    TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 20:  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (L) and conention Chief Executive Officer William Harris (R) unveil  the stage inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention on August 20, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Thousands will decend on Tampa for the four day convention which takes place August 27-30.  (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

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    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.

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