RNC to Delay Start of Tampa Convention
Organizers of the Republican National Convention have postponed the Monday start of the four-day event in Tampa, Fla., because of approaching Tropical Storm Isaac.
The convention will convene Monday as scheduled, then immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Saturday night.
Isaac is expected to pass off the Tampa coast Monday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
The storm has already been blamed for several deaths in Haiti and is now making its way across Cuba toward the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane once in open water again and is projected to cross the Florida Keys, before nearing Tampa. A hurricane warning has already been issued for the Keys.