Republicans release three-day convention schedule

Knights of Columbus honor guard Dennis Stoddard from Jacksonville, Fla. rehearses on the floor of the Republican National Convention inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican National Committee officials are releasing a three-day schedule for the party's national convention, shortened because of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Party officials said presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be nominated Tuesday, as will vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

The storm that had originally threatened the Tampa Bay area was forecast to veer west into the Gulf of Mexico away from Florida.

Still, planners decided Saturday to delay the convention's start, then had to scramble to shave some speakers and find new places for others.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gave up his speaking spot to deal with the storm. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal remained on the schedule, but party leaders said it was possible he might not attend, given the storm was headed in his state's direction.