The Republican national convention is going to be in Tampa Florida August 27th 2012 and I encourage everyone to watch the GOP debates so you are ready and well versed on all the issues that will be discussed. The nomination of the Republican Party’s candidate for the presidency is very important and a large step in determining the outcome of the upcoming election. http://gopconvention2012.com/
The Republican National Convention is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Par. Convened by the Republican National Committee, the stated purpose of the convocation is to nominate an official candidate in an upcoming Presidential election, and to adopt the party platform.
Like the Democratic Convention, it signifies the end of a Presidential primary season and the start of campaigning for the general election.The first Republican National Convention was held at Lafayette Hall in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on February 22 and 23 in 1856. At this convention, the Republican Party was formally organized on a national basis, and the first Republican National Committee was elected.
The first Republican National Convention to nominate a presidential candidate convened from June 17–-June 19, 1856 at the Musical Fund Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 1860 convention nominated the first successful GOP presidential candidate, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois. The 1864 event, with the American Civil War raging, was branded as the "National Union Convention" as it included Democrats who remained loyal to the Union and nominated Democrat Andrew Johnson of Tennessee for Vice President.