• Top GOP donors, industry lobbyists ready to schmooze with conventions guests at lavish events.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
  • Judy Griffin, of Georgia, takes photos while wearing a hat with Republican Party buttons during the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee’s welcoming event for the delegates of the Republican National Convention.

    The party is currently a potent but unruly coalition, relying heavily on the passions of tea partyers, anti-immigration activists and social conservatives.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:30 PM EST