Raleigh, N.C. — Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, won't be the only politicians showcased at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Republicans are giving some of their Congressional candidates a shot at sharing in the national spotlight. State Sen. David Rouzer, who is challenging Rep. Mike McIntyre, Richard Hudson, who is challenging Larry Kissell, and Mark Meadows, who is running for the open seat in the 11th Congressional District in western North Carolina, are all scheduled shortly before or after 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.
"With the Romney, Ryan team, folks are just really excited here about the opportunity here to get our message out, to communicate very clearly to the American people that there is a real choice in this election," Rouzer said.
Rouzer said he would talk about the "stark contrast" between Republicans and Democrats "not only at the presidential level, but also in my race."
In particular, Rouzer said he would speak about the need to limit the size of government and reign in spending, which should be reliable talking points for a GOP audience.
All three congressional candidates say the convention has been going well and they noticed no disruptions due to the weather.
"It's been a whirlwind since I've been here," Rouzer said, referring to the busy schedule, not the weather. He ticked off a number of events where he plans to appear in addition to speaking to media and watching the big-name speeches.