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GOP Convention ramps up with big speeches by Ann Romney, Christie

by Brand & Martínez

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann greet supporters at the at a victory party following the close of voting for the Illinois primary on March 20, 2012 in Schaumburg, Illinois. Ann will be giving a speech tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Republicans are kicking off the first real day of their convention in Tampa Florida today after yesterday's proceedings were cut short due to weather concerns over Tropical Storm Isaac.

Tuesday night the schedule resumes with big speeches by Mitt Romney's wife Ann, and a keynote address by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

KPCC's Frank Stoltze joins the show to give us a look ahead at the Tampa convention.

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