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Celebrating the 2012 convention one year out



A couple Tampa Bay soirees are planned for this weekend to celebrate and start counting down one year until the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

On Friday night Bill Edwards Presents hosts the the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee One-Year-Out bash at The Club at Treasure Insland. It's invitation only.

On Saturday, local Republicans are throwing a CountDownTampa party at the Tampa Club where state GOP chairman Dave Bitner and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum are billed as headliners.

“It’s possible that we’ll never see another Florida political event of this magnitude in our lifetimes,” said Travis Horn, a Tampa governmental relations executive. “We should make the most of the opportunity we’ve been given to showcase Tampa as both a corporate expansion and vacation destination.”

Tickets are $125 each or $200 per couple (though Chris Ingram has snagged a discount to $75 for those who mention Irreverent View. For more information call (813) 770-4781 or email [email protected].

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 2:05pm]


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