RNC Officially Under Way In Tampa

With the pound of his gavel, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus opened his party’s convention in Tampa, Fla. on Monday. The convention will promptly adjourn until Tuesday due to Tropical Strom Isaac. Priebus kicked things off in Tampa by unveiling two debt clocks on display at the Tampa Bay Times Forum: one that depicts the nation’s total debt and one that shows the debt accumulated since the start of the convention.

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