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GOP makes Romney-Ryan nomination official Tuesday


TAMPA, Florida (WKOW) -- Republicans officially completed the GOP ticket, nominating Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as their vice presidential nominee.

The nominations culminate a long primary fight and set the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

In a roll call of states Tuesday, New Jersey put Romney over the top, giving him the prize that eluded him four years ago. Romney is scheduled to accept his party's nomination in a speech Thursday night.

Republican voters were undecided for quite some time before settling on Romney, who essentially clinched the nomination in May. All of Romney's former GOP competitors have endorsed him, except for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Paul did not have enough support to have his name placed in nomination, but he got votes in roll call.


TAMPA, Florida (WKOW) -- Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann joined Wake Up Wisconsin on Tuesday morning for a look into the events at the Republican National Convention.

Events will start at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Governor Scott Walker will speak Tuesday night at the RNC. Neumann will have an interview with Tommy Thompson on Tuesday. Thompson will not speak at the RNC. Neumann plans to talk with Thompson about his role during the convention.

Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will have more from Tampa coming up on 27 News at 5, 6 and 10.


TAMPA, Florida (WKOW) -- Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will officially get the nominations for the Republican party Tuesday in Tampa.

The two will head to Tampa for the Republican National Convention Tuesday, a day late for Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan was supposed to fly to Florida Monday, but delayed his trip because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Romney will get to see his wife, Ann's speech Tuesday night. Her task is to show the softer side of her husband.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will also make a speech Tuesday night, talking about his last year and a half in office.

Ryan is scheduled to speak Wednesday night. Romney will give his speech Thursday night.

Some of the speeches will be cut down to fit Monday's programming into the rest of the week. Tropical Storm Isaac canceled the first day of the RNC. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order Monday, and recessed until Tuesday almost immediately.

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