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Source: Reuters

Democrats infiltrate Tampa for Republican convention

By Samuel P. Jacobs
TAMPA, FLORIDA | Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:02pm EDT

By Samuel P. Jacobs

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Hanging over the highway leading into Tampa, Florida, a billboard greets the thousands of Republicans and journalists flooding the Gulf Coast city for the Republican National Convention.

"Welcome to Tampa!" it reads, "Where the mayor and all city council members are DEMOCRATS."

Local officials aren't the only ones eager to wag a finger at the visitors here to witness Mitt Romney's presidential nomination, which will officially place him atop the Republican Party ticket for the November 6 general election.

While a planned visit to Tampa by Vice President Joe Biden was nixed, the Democratic Party has flown in some of President Barack Obama's sharpest defenders to steal some of Romney's spotlight and jump in front of television cameras to rebut the Republican vision.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87R12P20120828

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