Republican National Convention

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New Hampshire delegates at the Republican National Convention in Florida say Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to overhaul Medicare is an asset.

If there was ever any question whether Congressman Paul Ryan is beloved by the Republican base, doubts were put to rest last evening.

2012 RNC

The presence of the Granite State has already been felt in Tampa -  an address from U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, a speech from Hudson business owner Jack Gilchrist,  and the endorsement of our First in the Nation primary status.  We’ll talk with New Hampshire Republicans attending the convention about their take on major speeches, Mitt Romney’s candidacy, and the GOP platform.


Beverly Bruce, State Finance Chair of the Mitt Romney for President campaign in New Hampshire.

Tune-in to New Hampshire Public Radio and check back online tonight as we continue to broadcast live NPR coverage from the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Join us from 8 - 11 pm.

Emily Corwin

About 50 people gathered around a flatscreen television at Albert Letizio’s sales and marketing business in Windham last night, for a convention watch party held by the Republican National Committee.  Next door in the kitchen, another dozen helped themselves to heaps of food and giant pans of cookies.

They were there to watch the Republican National Convention, in Tampa – in particular to cheer on Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Hudson businessman Jack Gilchrist, a featured speaker.

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Tonight, more than 4400 delegates and alternates from across the country are gathering on the Republican National Convention floor in Tampa to name Mitt Romney their nominee for president.   And New Hampshire’s delegation will have some of the best seats in the house. 

All Things Considered host Brady Carlson spoke earlier today with delegate Tom Rath.  He’s a former state attorney general and now a top Romney adviser, who spoke with NHPR from the convention floor.

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We'll air live NPR coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention tonight through Thursday from 8 - 11 pm. Listen on NHPR and for a live broadcast. Updates and conversation will appear below.

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New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, joined by a Hudson businessman.