Republican Convention now in session - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Shortened session opens Republican Convention

The opening session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa was sparsely attended due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Source: Jennifer Bowen/RNN) The opening session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa was sparsely attended due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (Source: Jennifer Bowen/RNN)
Reince Preibus, the Republican National Committee chairman, unveiled a debt clock that will track the national debt during the GOP convention. (Source: Jennifer Bowen/RNN) Reince Preibus, the Republican National Committee chairman, unveiled a debt clock that will track the national debt during the GOP convention. (Source: Jennifer Bowen/RNN)

TAMPA, FL (RNN) - It was over almost as soon as it began.

The GOP began its 2012 convention Monday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum with a truncated opening session because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

At the sparsely attended opening ceremony that lasted only minutes, Reince Preibus, the Republican National Committee chairman, gaveled the convention to order with brief remarks.

Preibus asked for a moment of silence for law enforcement and those in the path of Isaac, and then he unveiled a debt clock that will run for the duration of the convention. The clock will show how much money the national debt has accrued during the week.

The RNC has rescheduled all of the main speakers into programs on the remaining nights, shortened speeches and cut some of the presentations and non-headlining speakers.

Copyright 2012 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Police search campus of North Gulfport Middle School

    Police search campus of North Gulfport Middle School

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:33 PM EST2018-02-22 20:33:20 GMT
    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

    More >>

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

    More >>
  • Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:14 PM EST2018-02-22 20:14:12 GMT
    Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)Circuit Judge Christopher Schmidt revoked Trotter's post-release supervision and sentenced him to 10 years. (Photo Source: Hancock Co. Detention Center)

    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

    More >>

    George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

    More >>
  • Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-02-22 18:00:32 GMT
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder.  (Photo source: WLOX)A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder. (Photo source: WLOX)
    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder.  (Photo source: WLOX)A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, is charged with capital murder. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

    More >>

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly