Tropical storm disrupts US presidential election campaign

TAMPA - Tropical Storm Isaac nudged the US presidential election campaign off course, forcing Republicans to delay the start of Mitt Romney's national convention in Florida and Vice President Joe Biden to cancel a campaign trip to the state.
The prospect of howling winds and flooding around the convention site near Tampa Bay prompted organizers to cancel Monday's scheduled events and try to squeeze as many activities into three days as had been planned for four.
Facing a stormy forecast, Republicans this week are to formally nominate Romney and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan as their candidates to face Democratic President Barack Obama and Biden in the Nov. 6 election.
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