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Rick Woods Excited To Be a Local Delegate at 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Next Week

By Jesse Wood Aug. 23, 2012. The 2012 Republican National Convention takes place next week in Tampa, Fla., from Monday to Thursday, Aug. 27 to 30. With Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan locked as the GOP presidential ticket, the excitement of a dark horse – which was the “talk of the town” just several months ago – galloping into Tampa and sweeping the Republican Party off its feet probably won’t happen; likely, Vice Presidential-candidate Paul Ryan will captivate the crowd all by himself.   How ever the convention plays out, Rick Woods, an officer with the Watauga County Republican Party and precinct chairman of Brushy Fork, is excited to be attending the event for the first time in his life. At a district convention in Wilkesboro in June, he was chosen as a local delegate to attend the Republican National Convention. “It sounds like a pretty fun thing. It’s all new to me,” Woods said. “I am hoping to meet a lot of people, and there’s a lot of interesting speakers. It will be interesting in seeing how the system works.” Woods, 62, as always voted in elections, he said, but has been active in the Republican Party for eight …

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