• Local and state executives -- including Obama's former chief of staff -- join a roster that includes Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 2:26 AM EDT
  • This Dec. 31, 2011 file photo shows the St. Pete Times Forum unveiling its new name, The Tampa Bay Times Forum, before the start of an NHL hockey game in Tampa, Fla. Tampa will host the Republican National Convention on Aug. 27-30, 2012.

    Tampa is a hot property for the Republicans this year, and that doesn't just mean the 90-degree temperatures in August that will begin to saut national convention delegates every time they step outdoors.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT