Republicans Stay Home/Head Home as Isaac Threatens Mississippi
by Chris Davis
TAMPA, Fla.--Some Mississippi delegates to the Republican National Convention have come back to the Magnolia State due to the threat from Tropical Storm Isaac.
Correspondent Don Taylor reported this morning that wind and rain were the main problem there. Tornado warnings also went up Sunday for several Florida counties. None were reported near Tampa.
Taylor told us some of Mississippi's local congressional representatives, especially those from the coast, were headed back and Mississippi's governor, who had expected to fly to Tampa late last week, remains in the state as the storm approaches.
As for activity at the convention itself, Taylor told us security has been tightened in light of the storm. He said security had found several containers of feces and urine in the bushes near the convention site.