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PolitiFact: RNC chairman says 2012 GOP convention 'is a Super Bowl times four'



Just how big of a deal is it that the Republican National Convention is coming to Tampa next summer?

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tried to put it in perspective while speaking to local reporters on a swing through the area this month.

"This is a Super Bowl times four. This is probably the biggest event that the Tampa Bay community has ever put on thus far," Priebus said. The line was something of an exclamation point to Priebus' visit, becoming the focus of a local TV story that aired on Fox and a dominant quote in news coverage offered by CNN, the Associated Press and the St. Petersburg Times.

But is it true?

PolitiFact Florida takes a look.

[Last modified: Friday, August 12, 2011 12:14pm]


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