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Paul Ryan is nominated at the Republican National Convention as the candidate for the office of Vice President of the United States.

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Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, addresses the delegates at the Republican National Convention.

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Governor Walker casts Wisconsin's votes for the Republican presidential nominees then talks with Reporter Zac Schultz at the Republican National Convention.

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First Lady Tonette Walker talks with Zac Schultz about the response Governor Scott Walker is receiving at the Republican National Convention.

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GOP VP Nominee Paul Ryan and Janna Ryan stop by the Beer and Brats Party to thank the Wisconsin Delegation for their support.

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Governor Scott Walker addresses the Republican National Convention during Prime Time on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

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Zac Schultz interviews Senator Ron Johnson at the Republican National Convention. Senator Johnson discusses his reasons for supporting Governor Mitt Romey and Paul Ryan.

The Republican National Convention shifts into full gear Tuesday, including a prime-time speech by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  
Wisconsin Public Television's Zac Schultz is at the convention in Tampa. Click on the Listen button to hear what he had to say about the impact of Hurricane Isaac, and the expectations for the governor's speech.
You can also find more convention coverage at www.wisconsinvote.org.

The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida is getting a late start due to Tropical Storm Isaac.  The convention was gaveled into session Monday, and then immediately recessed until Tuesday. Delegate Sue Lynch of Onalaska was at the Tampa convention center Monday for the brief gavel ceremony. Click the Listen button to hear what she had to say to WPR's Kristen Durst.  

Republicans are now trying to pack the best of their vote-for-Mitt-Romney message into three nights in Tampa in a weather-abbreviated convention. Here are some of the highlighted speakers.

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Zac Schultz talks with Governor Scott Walker at the Republican National Convention on Monday. Governor Walker discusses Tropical Storm Isaac, his voice and the voice of the Republicans, and the excitement within the Wisconsin delegation.

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Zac Schultz interviews U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson at the Republican National Convention. Thompson talks about his experiences, as of Tuesday, at the event.

A packed high school gymnasium in Janesville gave Paul Ryan a sendoff worthy of a pep rally as he prepares to head to Tampa for the Republican National Convention.
Ryan at times sounded choked up as he spoke from the center of the gym floor at the high school where he graduated in 1988. "It is so good to be home. You know, I think I recognize just about every face in this room."
Flanked by family and friends, and welcomed by cheerleaders from Janesville Craig High School, Ryan described Janesville as a place where people looked out for one another. He ticked off a list of local charities. “You know they call it civil society. I call it Janesville, Wisconsin. And, what is important is that our government respects this, that our government honors this. That our government works for the people and not the other way around, so that we can do this."
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Wisconsin is playing a prominent role in Republican politics, and that is no different at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay this week. 
Wisconsin Public Television's Zac Schultz is covering the RNC. Click on the Listen button to hear about day one of the convention. You can also find more convention updates at www.wisconsinvote.org. 

The Republican convention is delayed a day because of the weather? A perfect opportunity then to solve this week's ScuttleButton puzzle!

It's been many years since political conventions offered any real drama or suspense. Still, they're a nonpareil opportunity for partisans to unite and try to win over voters who are largely uninterested in the parties.

Advocates of raising the minimum wage gathered in downtown Milwaukee Friday in support of local low-wage workers who will travel to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Three Milwaukee representatives will join others from around the nation to protest Mitt Romney’s economic agenda. Cody Misiak is making the trip. He says he plans to convince Republican politicians that members of the working class cannot be ignored.
The base-wage in Wisconsin is currently set at $7.25 per hour. Misiak argues that people cannot survive on that hourly wage. He says, during the Convention, he hopes that sharing his story as a low-income worker will inspire other people to speak out against Republican leadership.

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Marquette University Law School Professor Charles Franklin contextualizes the newest poll on Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race and the first statewide poll on the presidential race since the addition of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket.

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As part of our coverage of the upcoming national conventions, delegates Republican Alberta Darling and Democrat Christine Bremer Muggli share their insights on what happens behind-the-scenes at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Democrats are using one of their central lines of attack in the presidential race in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race. They are now pressing former Governor Tommy Thompson to release his tax returns. 
Democratic Representative Tammy Baldwin has already released the past 10 years of her tax returns, showing that Baldwin paid an average of about $29,000 a year in taxes and earned an average adjusted gross income of $169,000.
She wants Thompson to do the same, saying if Thompson backs tax cuts for the wealthy, voters should know how he might benefit. Baldwin said, “I challenge him to release 10 years of tax returns. I think it is very relevant to this, especially when you look at the tax proposals he has endorsed or is proposing."
Thompson has reported that his net worth tops $13 million, and he earned more than $5 million since 2010. 
Asked recently whether he would release his returns since leaving office,...

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