08/28/2012 08:43 am ET

Republican National Convention 2012: August 28 In Tampa (PHOTOS)

The Republican National Convention is underway in Tampa.

Reuters reports:

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney flies to Tampa on Tuesday to join fellow Republicans seeking to put their shortened convention back on track and prevent his message from being drowned out by a tropical storm churning toward the Gulf Coast.

Getting down to the first full day of business after Tropical Storm Isaac upended the convention schedule, delegates will formally affirm Romney as the party's nominee in an evening capped by prime time speeches by Romney's wife, Ann, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Romney, who had originally planned to arrive in Tampa on Thursday to accept his party's nomination, decided to fly in on Tuesday to be on hand for his wife's appearance on the podium, a campaign official said.

Check out the photos below of all the action at the convention:

Republican National Convention 2012