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RNC host committee at 80 percent of fundraising goal



With a little more than two months to go, the Tampa Bay Host Committee has raised 80 percent of the $55 million it needs to help stage the Republican National Convention, host committee president Ken Jones told a business lunch in downtown Tampa Tuesday. Like past conventions, the host committee depends heavily on corporate support, with 50 percent coming from Florida-based corporations and 50 percent coming from outside the state, Jones said.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:22pm]


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