The gavel sounded at 2 p.m. on Monday for an abbreviated first session of the Republican National Convention.
Despite the weather, enthusiasm ran strong.
The Ohio delegation heard from one of Mitt Romney’s five sons during a breakfast on Monday.
“That’s what my dad’s campaign is about. It’s about the economy. He understands the economy,” said Josh Romney. “He’s lived in the private sector, he’s spent his time with a business career, with the Olympics, as governor, he really understands the economy. That’s his strength. And he knows what it’s going to take to get this economy back and going again. That’s what his speech will be about, and that is what he knows that is what he is very good at.”
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, U.S. Rep. pat Tiberi and state Rep. Jay Hottinger, among others, talked about the importance of Ohio in November.
“It energizes this group so that’s what this convention is all about, not just rallying the base but taking our message out to all of those undecided voters,” Hottinger said.
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