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Asked whether he would support state funding to bring the 2004 Republican National Convention to Tampa, state Rep. Johnnie Byrd of Plant City said Wednesday, "Private conventions should be privately funded. It's a good Republican concept." Byrd also said, "I will not close my door to it," explaining he would reconsider if persuaded that state funding would be a good idea. A story Thursday omitted Byrd's comments about possibly changing his mind.

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