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GOP Considers Delaying Convention
Tropical Storm Gustav Is Forecast to Hit U.S. Next Week as Hurricane
By Dan Eggen and Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, August 29, 2008; A21
Republican officials said yesterday that they are considering delaying the start of the GOP convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul because of Tropical Storm Gustav, which is on track to hit the Gulf Coast, and possibly New Orleans, as a full-force hurricane early next week.
The threat is serious enough that White House officials are also debating whether President Bush should cancel his scheduled convention appearance on Monday, the first day of the convention, according to administration officials and others familiar with the discussion.