GOP Convention Report: Talkin’ Influence


Official Republican National Conventions proceedings were cancelled on Monday due to the threat of Hurricane Isaac, but press interest in what was happening in Tampa was strong. As Sunlight reports on the influence and special interests at the GOP convention, we spoke to a few media outlets about what we are seeing in town.

I was interview by Kojo Nnamdi who hosts a show on WAMU in Washington, D.C. about Sunlight’s Party Time site and the events scheduled in Tampa this week and Charlotte next. Listen to the interview here.

Sunlight Reporting Group writer Keenan Steiner appeared on DemocracyNow! this morning about his experience in trying to follow the money at convention parties.

Get real-time coverage of our days in Tampa on Twitter. We’re using #SUNgop this week. And check out all our reports at

Here’s what we saw yesterday and this morning: