Protestors Disrupt Rubio Speech

Aug 29, 2012
Gage Skidmore

The Florida delegates at the Republican National Convention may think they're far away from all of the action in Tampa. Florida was punished for moving up its primary – and the delegates are staying at a resort about an hour north of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. 

But part of the show around the convention managed to find its way to the delegates on Tuesday, when protesters interrupted a delegation breakfast during a speech by U-S Sen. Marco Rubio. 

Florida Delegates Deny Having an Extreme Platform

Aug 29, 2012

The Obama campaign is talking a lot about a “war on women.” They cite recent comments about rape by Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri and the recently passed Republican platform. But that characterization isn’t sitting well with Florida’s delegation to the Republican National Convention.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told Florida’s convention delegates that she is, "...sick and tired of hearing that Mitt Romney is anti-women.” 

Westboro Baptist Makes an Appearance at RNC

Aug 29, 2012

A half dozen members of the Westboro Baptist Church held a short demonstration in downtown Tampa Tuesday.

The group, known for protesting against gays marriage and picketing funerals of American servicemen, drew the attention of a handful of media and curious passers-by.

Tampa attorney Michael Curry was among those who watched the somewhat limited action.

"I'm not surprised that they're here but I really don't have a thought either way. It's almost comical more than anything else.", said Curry.

John Davis

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is in Southwest Florida today speaking at campaign events in Fort Myers and Naples. 

Johnson has been at the Republican National Convention where he was invited to speak at the pro-Ron Paul event, P.A.U.L. Fest.   Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico brought his socially liberal, fiscally conservative message to a small crowd of students and area residents at Florida Gulf Coast University. 

Political Tuesday: The Republican Convention

Aug 28, 2012

Florida Republicans gathering in Tampa had little to do as they waited out Tropical Storm Isaac. But there was plenty of buzz surrounding two former Florida governors, Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist.

Miami Herald Editorial editor Myriam Marquez shares her perspective from the RNC.