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GOP: 'Wait and See' on Convention Schedule

Russ Schriefer, senior adviser to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaks during a press conference at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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August 27, 2012

Republican officials are holding to their “wait-and-see” approach to their convention schedule as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast region, Mitt Romney adviser Russ Schriefer said on Monday.

Convention organizers, who already canceled much of Monday’s program because of the storm, said they still plan to hold events on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- a revised schedule released on Sunday. But Schriefer emphasized that the campaign continues to monitor developments closely.

“You’re always concerned about people in path of the storm,” he said. “As I said that’s going to be our first priority. We’ll take it from there.”


The adviser added that as of now, there are no plans to extend the convention into Friday.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus will officially convene the convention on Monday afternoon; immediately afte, the convention will be recessed until Tuesday.

Appearing on Fox News, Priebus said that Republicans have sought "to err on the side of safety," adding, "It's not like a baseball game where you get to make the decision just before the first pitch.”

Brianna McClane contributed

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