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April 17, 2014

Reince Priebus: No Further Changes to Convention Schedule Being Discussed

TAMPA, Fla. — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said today he has not had any talks about further changes to GOP convention plans for this week due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

“Right now, I can tell you that I haven’t had any conversations about changing the plans that we have at the convention on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday,” Priebus told a small group of reporters on the floor of the Tampa convention center.

Priebus shot down reports that Republicans might add an extra day Friday to compensate for the cancellation of today’s activities or that leaders had discussed condensing the convention into one or two days if Isaac strengthens significantly and unleashes on cities such as New Orleans, now in the storm’s path.

“I’m telling you, nothing like that was ever discussed,” Priebus said. “We’re mindful of the impacts that this hurricane could have. We have to be nimble, which we will be, but right now, we see us moving forward as planned.”

The GOP chairman said convention organizers will “wait and see what happens with this storm first” before discussing any further potential schedule shifts.

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