Cathy McMorris-Rodgers As GOP “Hostess” In Tampa

Aug 29, 2012

The highest-ranking Republican woman in the U.S. House of Representatives has a special role at opening speeches of the G.O.P. Convention in Tampa. Republican Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Spokane acted as hostess Tuesday night.

She introduces Republican superstars like Ann Romney and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.

McMorris-Rodgers: “Each speaker will be joining together to send a message to President Obama. And that message is three simple words. ‘We built it.’”

Those three words are plastered on walls at the convention.

McMorris-Rodgers says small businesses…like her family’s peach orchard…are the engine of the economy.

McMorris-Rodgers had been scheduled to speak Monday, but the G.O.P. cancelled the Monday convention program due to concerns that a hurricane could hit Tampa.

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