A sign for the Republican National Convention hangs outside Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to convene briefly August 27, and delayed its first full session until August 28 because of Tropical Storm Isaac. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
TAMPA, Florida (WZZM) - The business of the Republican National Convention begins Tuesday, delayed one day because of Hurricane Isaac. The convention officially began Monday but leaders quickly adjourned because of the weather conditions.
Eileen McNeil of Grand Rapids Township is a Michigan delegate. She says our state is playing a prominent role in the GOP convention since it's home to presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
"Michigan is front and center. We're right in front of the podium, so we're doing great," says McNeil. "A lot of people were delayed by the weather. I think tomorrow will be a better day for interaction between the states."
Speakers Tuesday night include Ann Romney and the keynote address from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.