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Tampa Likely Pick for GOP Convention in 2012

The Republican National Committee's site-selection committee is expected to settle on Tampa, Fla., today as the site of the party's 2012 convention, Washington and Tampa area news outlets are reporting.

The site-selection committee is scheduled announce a choice among three finalists: Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Tampa.

"It comes down to Florida being a key targeted state in the past several elections, and it'll continue to be in future elections," a GOP operative told Politico.

Democrats won't announce their pick for several months.

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  1. LOL, right where the spill's coming in...unless the GOP's looking to soften their "drill, baby, drill" position and consider other things, this could turn out pretty badly for them. If it was Florida they wanted, they should've picked Miami or Jacksonville.