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GOP Chooses Tampa for 2012 Republican National Convention

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Tampa, Fla., has been picked as the site for the 2012 Republican National Convention, which will nominate the party's candidate for president.

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that its selection team voted to recommend Tampa following a months-long search. After terms are hammered out with the city, the full RNC will vote on the recommendation in August.

"The Tampa area boasts state-of-the-art facilities, exciting and vibrant downtowns, and a clear enthusiasm from the community to host our convention. We look forward to joining our compatriots in the Sunshine State for our convention in 2012," RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement.

The convention will be held the week of August 27, 2012.

Phoenix and Salt Lake City were also in the running.

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