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200 Tennesseans in Tampa for GOP Convention

TAMPA, Fla. (AP/WMOT) —  A large Tennessee delegation will be on hand in Tampa Wednesday night to hear Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice address the GOP convention.

Rice will reportedly tell the delegates that the voice of the United States in world affairs "has been muted" under President Barack Obama, creating a chaotic and dangerous security environment.

Tennessee Republican Party spokesman Adam Nickas is in Florida with the delegation. He says he was impressed by Ann Romney’s speech Tuesday night.

“She did an effective job of speaking directly to female voters, and really being able to relate with the issues that all women face, and so I think that resonated with a lot of people.”

Nickas says about 200 Tennessee Republicans are at the convention, including 58 delegates and 55 alternates. The GOP will wrap up their convention Thursday night.