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August 27, 2012 / Administrator

Convention Off to Great Start

Huge crowd Sunday night at the beautiful Tropicana Field where the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball.

Great music, food, and fellowship with Republicans from across America. Due to Hurricane Isaac there will not be official events Monday. But the heart of the storm has veered west. This is good for Tampa and Clearwater Beach (where our Illinois delegation is staying) but bad news for New Orleans.

There is a good article from the Moline Dispatch by Eric Timmons. Here are the parts quoting me and Galva Mayor Rich Nordstrom:

Traveling to the convention as a delegate will be Henry County Board member Jon Zahm. He was elected as a delegate for Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who lost to Mr. Romney in the GOP primary. Mr. Santorum released his delegates on Thursday, allowing them to vote for Mr. Romney at the convention.

“I’m very happy to be voting for Mitt Romney. He’s stayed true to the conservative platform that he’s running on,” said Mr. Zahm.

Mr. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, will speak on Wednesday night. Mr. Zahm said the convention will give the nation a chance to get to know Mr. Ryan, who, although popular in conservative circles, has not had a high profile on the national stage until recently.

Galva Mayor Rich Nordstrom was one of the three delegates elected in the 17th District, along with Mr. Zahm and Kay Ferris of Sterling. All three were Santorum delegates.

“I’m 100 percent behind Romney,” Mr. Nordstrom said. “I’m really looking forward to the week, it’s just an exciting time.

Go read the whole story: http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=605695

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