Tampa Republican National Convention Preparations

Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 13: Ines Prunier,10, (L) and Victoria Simard look at a shark swimming in a tank at the Florida Aquarium on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially nominate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: The city of Tampa's downtown skyline is seen on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host to the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially nominate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: The city of Tampa's downtown skyline is seen on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially nominate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Times Forum
TAMPA, FL - JULY 13: The Tampa Bay Times Forum is seen on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: The city of Tampa's downtown skyline is seen on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially nominate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Times Forum
TAMPA, FL - JULY 13: The Tampa Bay Times Forum is seen on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host to the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Hot selling macaroones are seen at Sophie's Cafe French Bakery in the Hyde Park village neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12:  Casey Keith and her mother, Sarah Keith get breakfast at Sophie's Cafe French Bakery in the Hyde Park village neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Casey Keith and her mother, Sarah Keith get breakfast at Sophie's Cafe French Bakery in the Hyde Park village neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Casey Keith and her mother, Sarah Keith get breakfast at Sophie's Cafe French Bakery in the Hyde Park village neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Lisa Allen (L) and Laura Ware have coffee and catch up on business at Sophie's Cafe French Bakery in the Hyde Park village neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Javier Lorenzo rolls cigars at the Tabanere Cigars shop in the Ybor City neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Cuba, and Italy. The area is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Javier Lorenzo rolls cigars at the Tabanere Cigars shop in the Ybor City neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Cuba, and Italy. The area is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Executive chef, Miguel Posada, cuts the pastries he baked at Sophie's Cafe French Bakery in the Hyde Park village neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
File photo of a flamenco dancer. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Hispanic Heritage File photo of a flamenco dancer. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Victoria Brown dances on the bar at the Coyote Ugly saloon in the Ybor City neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Cuba, and Italy. The area is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 13: A badge is seen on a police officer for the Tampa Police Department on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The department continues to prepare for the arrival of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. Law enforcement is preparing for an influx of 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 13: John Winskas, a student in the nanotechnology research and education center at the University of South Florida, works in a lab on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa has opportunities for employers and employees in such high tech industry as agritechnology, aerospace, digital media, energy technologies, life sciences and medical technologies. The city will host the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30 where the party is expected to officially nominate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in November in the general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 13: Victoria Simard looks at a sea turtle swimming in a tank at the Florida Aquarium on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host to the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, where the party is expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 11: The Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the 2012 Republican National Convention will be held August 27-30, is set up for arena football on July 11, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Republicans are expected to officially nominate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their pick to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 11: A pedestrian walks past the Cephas Hot Shop in the Ybor City neighborhood on July 11, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Cuba, and Italy. The area is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 11: The city of Tampa downtown skyline is seen on July 11, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The 2012 Republican National Convention opens at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30, where Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in in the November general election. The city will play host to 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL - JULY 12: Aniruddh Nayak, Yukti Ahuja and Anirudh Chaturvedi (L-R) relax together at the Habibi Cafe and Hookah bar in the Ybor City neighborhood on July 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The neighborhood was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Spain, Cuba, and Italy. The area is expecting more business during the 2012 Republican National Convention being held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum building August 27-30. Republicans are expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The city will play host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
File photo of a Busch Gardens roller coaster.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
File photo of a Busch Gardens roller coaster. File photo of a Busch Gardens roller coaster. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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