100 years of GOP conventions

POSTED: 09:40 AM PDT Aug 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 30, 2012 

The 2012 Republican National Convention kicks off today. Look back at 100 years of memorable GOP convention moments.

GOP Conventions - 2008
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2008 (St. Paul, Minn.) -- First-day proceedings were curtailed due to concern over Hurricane Gustav. Arizona Sen. John McCain was eventually nominated for president, and he made a historic decision in naming Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate -- only the second woman vice presidential candidate.


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