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2008 Republican National Convention's New Web Site Goes Live
Aug 29, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)


SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the 2008 Republican National Convention officially launched its new Web site for the week of the convention. The site includes several cutting-edge features that will give journalists and other visitors to www.GOPConvention2008.com unprecedented access to convention news and information.

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"The convention's Web site will enable Americans to log on, experience the convention as it happens, and learn about John McCain's unparalleled record of service and sacrifice. The site will offer unprecedented access to convention proceedings and will help demonstrate why John McCain is best qualified to lead our country," said Maria Cino, President and CEO of the 2008 Republican National Convention.

As a courtesy to members of the press, the new Web site includes a media portal, where daily and hourly schedules, press releases, media advisories, speech text, speaker bios, pictures, video, and RSS feeds will be posted. The portal can be accessed by going to the convention Web site, www.GOPConvention2008.com http://portal.gopconvention2008.com , and clicking "media portal," or by going directly to .

The convention Web site will also feature six live streaming video channels that will provide exclusive footage captured from within the Xcel Energy Center, including the backstage area and Radio Row. In addition, the site will feature state pages where people can connect with other Republicans from their state, links to social networking sites, and the Grand Ol' Blog, the official convention blog.

Today's launch of the new Web site is part of this week's on-going efforts to welcome John McCain and more than 45,000 convention attendees to Saint Paul.

About the Republican National Convention

The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held at Saint Paul's Xcel Energy Center from Sept. 1-4, 2008. Approximately 45,000 delegates, alternate delegates, volunteers, members of the media and other guests are expected to attend the convention. Minneapolis-Saint Paul is expected to receive an estimated $150-$160 million positive economic boost from the four-day event. For more information about the 2008 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.GOPConvention2008.com and join our social network sites on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Paid for by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2008 Republican National Convention Not Authorized By Any Candidate or Candidate's Committee

CONTACT: Joanna Burgos of the 2008 Republican National Convention,+1-651-467-2728

Web site: http://www.gopconvention2008.com/