It’s no surprise that Republicans chose Tampa as the host city for their convention. There’s no bigger swing state on the electoral map than Florida, and there’s no bigger swing area in Florida than the Interstate 4 corridor. While the northern, panhandle part of the state is solidly conservative and the south goes more Democratic, the I-4 corridor decides the state. In fact, this area includes three of the four counties in the state that flipped from Republican to Democrat in 2008 and could very well determine the winner of the state. Read related article.