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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 08/29/2012

GOP women in red on convention stage: Was there a memo going around? (photos)

Barbara Comstock, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sharon Day, and Kelly Ayotte speaking at the convention Tuesday. Scroll down for a better look. (Bloomberg;Getty Images;Associated Press)

Ann Romney (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)
Oh, didn’t you get the memo? It wasn’t just Ann Romney lighting up your TV screen in “Nancy Reagan red.” (A $1,990 cardinal silk faille creation by Oscar de la Renta, who has dressed every first lady in 30 years, except Michelle Obama.) Anyone watching the early speakers on C-SPAN was bombarded by crimson. Was this . . . planned? Nope, just a popular, camera-friendly pick. We’re told the GOP podium had no official dress code — but organizers did ask speakers what shade they planned to wear, and picked backdrops accordingly.

More photos of the GOP Women in Red. . .

Virginia state Del. Barbara Comstock (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Republican National Committee Co-Chairman Sharon Day (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

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