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Business Observer Wednesday, May 12, 2010 9 years ago

Tampa wins '12 GOP convention

Florida's swing state status swung the decision in Tampa's favor.

Tampa won the three-way race to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. Following the RNC's executive committee meeting in Maryland this afternoon, Chairman Michael Steele made the announcement.

Florida's status as a key swing state in the 2000 and 2008 elections made it a front-runner in the competition against Arizona and Utah.

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