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    GOP Won't Rule Out Convention Extension, Releases Updated Schedule

    The latest from Tampa.

    TAMPA — With soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac barreling down on the Gulf Coast, Republican National Convention planners say they are still planning on beginning the first day of convention business on Tuesday.

    But Romney senior adviser and Convention planner Russ Schriefer wouldn't rule out a reported extension of the convention to Friday if the storm appears ready to cause extensive damage along the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline.

    "We're planning on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday," he said. "If the weather changes in a's a hypothetical question."

    The convention announced that Romney will be formally nominated on Tuesday afternoon, and rebooked nearly all of the speakers bumped when Monday's proceedings were cancelled due to expected Tropical Storm-force winds near Tampa.

    The Updated Schedule:

    Monday, August 27, 2012

    2:00 p.m. Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus

    Call to Order/Start Debt Clocks

    2:10 p.m. Announcement of Recess

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    2:00 p.m. Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus

    Color Guard Knights of Columbus

    Pledge of Allegiance by Former Governor Tim Babcock (MT)/ Tom Hogan (FL)

    National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi

    Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

    Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees

    Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries

    RNC Chairman Priebus

    RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day

    Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

    Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris

    Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin

    Republican Congressional Candidates

    State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA)

    Representative Tim Griffin (AR)

    Republican Senate Candidates

    Republican National Committee auxiliaries

    Consideration of convention committee reports

    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

    Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan

    Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida Fonalledas

    Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner, Presiding

    Official Convention Photograph

    Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu

    Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell

    Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Senator John Hoeven

    Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn

    Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States

    Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

    6:40 p.m. Recess

    7:00 p.m. Reconvene

    Remarks by Speaker John Boehner

    Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

    Video and remarks by Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs, UT), U.S. congressional candidate

    Remarks by Janine Turner

    Remarks by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum

    Remarks by Host, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    8:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH), accompanied by Jack Gilchrist

    Remarks by Governor John Kasich (OH)

    Remarks by Governor Mary Fallin (OK)

    Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (VA), accompanied by Bev Gray

    Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (WI)

    9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Brian Sandoval (NV)

    Remarks by Sher Valenzuela (small business owner, candidate for DE Lt. Governor)

    Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)

    Remarks by Artur Davis

    Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)

    10:00 p.m. Remarks by Mrs. Luce' Vela Fortuño

    Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney

    Remarks by Governor Chris Christie (NJ)

    Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez


    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    7:00 p.m. Convention convenes

    Call to order

    Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST)

    Pledge of Allegiance by Brigadier General Patrick E. Rea, US Army (Ret.)

    National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown

    Invocation by Ishwar Singh

    Ron Paul Video

    Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and Convention Temporary Chairman Mitch McConnell (KY)

    Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)

    Remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell

    8:00 p.m. Remarks by Senator John McCain (AZ)

    Remarks by Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Attorney General Sam Olens (GA)

    Remarks by Governor Bobby Jindal (LA)

    Remarks by Senator John Thune (SD)

    Remarks by Senator Rob Portman (OH)

    9:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor Luis Fortuño (PR)

    Remarks by Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)

    Bush 41, 43 Film

    Remarks by Mike Huckabee

    10:00 p.m. Remarks by Condoleezza Rice

    Remarks by Governor Susana Martinez (NM)

    Remarks by vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan

    Benediction by Archbishop Demetrios


    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    7:00 p.m. Convention convenes

    Call to order

    Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team

    Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka

    National Anthem sung by SEVEN

    Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins

    Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack (FL)

    Reagan Legacy Video

    Remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich

    Remarks by Craig Romney

    8:00 p.m. Remarks by Governor former Jeb Bush (FL)

    Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign

    Remarks by Grant Bennett

    Remarks by Tom Stemberg

    9:00 p.m. Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey

    Remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce

    Remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode

    10:00 p.m. Remarks by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL)

    Remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney

    Benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

    Speaker Boehner declares convention adjourned