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RNC planners seek to project calm, prepared outlook in face of Tropical Storm Isaac



With Tropical Storm Isaac threatening, RNC officials sought today to project a calm, prepared outlook.

"The Republican National Convention and the Republican National Committee, working in consultation with the Romney/Ryan campaign, are in regular contact with the National Weather Service, Governor Scott and local emergency officials in an effort to track and understand the potential impact of the storm. Governor Scott and local emergency officials have assured us that they have the resources in place to respond to this storm should it make landfall, as our primary concern is with those in the potential path of the storm," William Harris, RNC CEO, said in a statement. "We will continue to work closely with them and federal officials to monitor the storm and discuss any impact it might have on the Tampa area and the state of Florida. We continue to move forward with our planning and look forward to a successful convention."

[Last modified: Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:52pm]


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