Protesters march outside Republican National Convention in Tampa
Posted at: 08/27/2012 9:52 PM
| Updated at: 08/27/2012 10:17 PM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Danielle Flores, KOB.com
Day one of the 2012 Republican National Convention wrapped up in Tampa, Florida Monday night, with more of the action occurring outside the convention center.
Tropical storm Isaac put the official agenda on hold, but a group calling themselves "Occupy Congress" marched in downtown Tampa despite the weather.
Their message - voters need to pay extra close attention to the issues.
"We're spending $80 million on this party. These people are claiming to do right for every child and man in this society, but we know and we see that you don't actually do right for us," said one protester.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 reporter Chris Ramirez is down in Tampa and said strong police presence was seen not only on the streets, but in the air and on the water.
With the tropical storm out of the way, the RNC kicks off Tuesday afternoon with a long line of speakers. Headlining will be New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Mitt Romney's wife, Ann.
With the nation watching, some will be wondering if what they hear this week will change their vote.
Governor Susana Martinez is scheduled to take the prime time stage Wednesday night. It is no coincidence that she is a headliner despite the fact that she is new to the Republican party.
Romney plans to use Governor Martinez to lure in both the Hispanic and woman vote.
Tune in to KOB Eyewitness News 4 on Tuesday as Chris Ramirez continues to keep New Mexico updated on all the RNC events.