Monday, August 27, 2012

ORP's virtual RNC convention

Press release:

Ohio Virtual Convention Experience Open to All

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Republican Party (ORP) will launch the first-ever virtual convention for Ohioans who want to participate in the 2012 Republican National Convention electing Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for president.

"Much has changed since I attended my first convention in 1964; this year we just might be the most mobile high-tech delegation down here," said ORP chairman Bob Bennett. "The bottom line is that this year's election is too important to have Ohioans sitting on the sidelines. The technology we will be using will give us a digital presence and is meant to encourage engagement from people everywhere."

The ORP convention team developed a variety of mobile opportunities for Ohioans back in the Buckeye State to be a part of the Convention action. The virtual headquarters is set up at and will feature:

Online Streaming of all Ohio Events: A first for Ohio, all Ohio events will be broadcast digitally online giving everyone an opportunity to participate in the action. Events will follow the conventions theme of "A Better Future" and present the clear contrast between the failed policies of Barack Obama and Governor Romney's vision for a better future.

Live-blogging Convention Updates: The ORP social media team will be posting from an insider's perspective about guest appearances, convention functions and floor activities so visitors feel like they are part of history.

Here is the schedule for the morning events:

Tuesday, August 28th

Event: Breakfast Hosted by Mike DeWine, Ohio’s Attorney General
Special Guest: Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
Time: 9:30AM EST

Wednesday, August 29th

Event: Breakfast Hosted by Dave Yost, Ohio’s State Auditor
Special Guests: Andrea Tantaros, Co-host of Fox News Channel's "The Five", Condoleezza Rice, Tagg Romney & RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Time: 8:30AM EST

Thursday, August 30th

Event: Breakfast Hosted by Ohio Supreme Court Justices Robert Cupp, Terrence O’Donnell and Supreme Court candidate Justice Sharon Kennedy
Special Guest: Karl Rove, Former White House Deputy. Chief of Staff & Governor Bob McDonnell
Time: 10:30AM EST

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