Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Republican National Convention gets underway in earnest Tuesday, as the news from Tampa gets more political and less meteorological. With Tropical Storm Isaac getting farther away from Florida's West Coast, convention organizers are pressing ahead with full schedule.

Jeff Mapes, senior political reporter for The Oregonian, is in Tampa.

To hear his conversation with Geoff Norcross, click the audio above.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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