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Logo unveiled for 2012 GOP convention in Tampa



image001.jpgHere's the logo for the 2012 Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa in August.

"The emblem’s design pays tribute to the Tampa Bay area as host of the 2012 Republican National Convention and recognizes the nation by incorporating the flag," said the Committee on Arrangements, which also unveiled its website.

The logo was designed by Marcia Brown of Alexandria, Va. “The elephant—the proud and strong symbol of the Republican Party—with his trunk pointed toward 2012 reflects the spirit, unity and strength of our Party as we plan a successful 2012 Republican National Convention that enables us to march toward victory next November," convention Chief Executive Officer William D. Harris said.

"The 2012 Republican National Convention logo will be printed, embroidered and emblazoned on shirts, hats and all sorts of souvenirs,” said convention Chairman Alec Poitevint.  “The logo will also be displayed prominently throughout the St. Pete Times Forum and alongside our Party’s nominee, the next President of the United States.”

“The waves beneath Tampa Bay represent our beautiful host city’s location on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico,” said Poitevint.  “The three stars in the flag symbolize equality, justice and opportunity—core principles of our country’s Constitution and the founding tenets of the Republican Party.”

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at St. Pete Times Forum from August 27-30, 2012.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 3:22pm]


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