Al Jazeera Blogs

US Election 2012 Live Blog

Tampa as 'ground zero' for the US election

Last modified: 30 Aug 2012 19:18

With so much diversity, Tampa has seen repeated visits by US presidential campaigns.

A member of a Latino outreach group for the Democratic party, citing stops in previous election cycles by Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, calls the city the "ground zero of the entire election".

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher, reporting from the West Tampa Sandwich Shop, explains the ethnic and political diversity in the Republican National Convention's host city.