The first full day of activities at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday included the official nomination of Mitt Romney for president and speeches from dignitaries including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Romney's wife Ann. The Huffington Post is providing live updates from the convention. Here are the happenings from Tampa that hit closer to home.
Catching up with familiar faces: WBAL Radio's Scott Wykoff shows you the view from the Maryland delegation's seats at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Baltimore Sun reports that both former Gov. Robert Ehrlich and current Gov. Martin O'Malley (chair of the Democratic Governors Association) are working crowds and talking to journalists and supporters. Also working the interview circuit: U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino, according to the Sun piece.
Spotlight on fiscal discipline: The Capital News Service reports (via Maryland Reporter) on what Tea Party supporters from Maryland hope to get out of Tampa.
Patched in: Our Patch colleagues in Tampa are also covering local angles in Tampa. Despite the thousands of delegates, politicians and media in town, downtown Tampa businesses . The traffic on the roads has been less than expected, too, . Check out more on this New Tampa Patch topic page.