RNC Chair: Convention ‘full steam ahead’ on Tuesday

August 26, 2012

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that while the party is delaying its national convention by a day because of weather concerns, there is no reason to believe that Tuesday's proceedings will be delayed.

"We are 100 percent full steam ahead on Tuesday," Priebus said on CNN's "State Of The Union."

Republicans announced late Saturday that the start of Tampa convention would be delayed because of concerns over Tropical Storm Issac, which could become a hurricane in the coming days, as it heads north toward Florida and the surrounding region.

Priebus said Sunday that the events originally planned for Monday would be re-slotted into the Tuesday and Wednesday schedules. He added that an updated schedule would be released later Sunday.

"Everything we were going to do Monday as far as the business is concerned will be on Tuesday," Priebus said. He noted that safety concerns were the primary reason the party decided to delay the convention's start by a day.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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Sean Sullivan · August 26, 2012