From the start, Tampa Bay was the odds on favorite to be selected. This was their third bid for the convention and they put together the best package for the Republican National Committee. Combined with Florida being a key state for the Presidential election, it makes a lot of sense for Republicans to meet as we ramp up our effort to rescue Americans from another four years of President Obama's dangerous agenda.
While many will point to Arizona's new immigration law as one of the reasons that Phoenix was not chosen, nothing could be further from the truth. Members of the RNC overwhelmingly support the immigration bill signed into law by Governor Brewer, and Republicans from coast-to-coast stand with Arizonans as we fight to secure our border.