First sign of RNC: Welcome banners go up in Tampa
TAMPA - Signs welcoming visitors to the Republican National Convention are going up around Tampa. The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee started placing the signs this morning downtown around the Forum, site of the convention Aug. 27 to 30. As the RNC nears, more signs, posters and hanging banners will go up around the city. The banners that went up today are red, white and blue and have the RNC 2012 logo above the words "Welcome to Tampa Bay." Hillsborough County's logo appears at the bottom of the banner.