The Republican National Committee (RNC) and Mitt Romney’s campaign issued a revised convention schedule on Sunday as worries grew that Tropical Storm Isaac could grow into a category 2 hurricane and hit New Orleans later this week.
As thousands of delegates, political operatives, and media members descended on Tampa, it appeared the GOP convention’s site might be spared the worst of Isaac. But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared a state of emergency for his state as Isaac’s path looked to veer toward New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago this week.
After already cancelling Monday’s convention schedule, Republicans on Sunday evening announced a revised schedule.
Senior Romney strategist Russ Schriefer explained Monday’s scheduled activities would be rolled into the rest of the program. Schriefer also appeared to leave open the possibility that the convention, presently scheduled to end Thursday, might be extended through Friday.