Hiram College

Republican Party faithful are gathered in Tampa, Fla., for a storm-shortened national convention as they official hand their nominations to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and Dr. Jason Johnson, Hiram’s Scholar in Residence of the Garfield Institute for Public Policy, is on hand to send back his insights.

Johnson, a well-known expert on American elections and political campaigns, is coupling a lecture tour at Florida colleges with in-depth coverage and comment from the Tampa Tribune Center for the political website “politic365” as the GOP begins it official bid to deny President Barack Obama a second term.

From Tampa, he will travel to Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic convention.

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