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RNC's Impact On Tampa: Hopes Fulfilled Or Hopes Dashed?

Tampa, Fla., officials hoped the Republican National Convention would pour money into the local economy and shine a rose-colored spotlight on their region. But many local business owners say they are not experiencing the predicted uptick in business. Some blame Hurricane Isaac for raining on Tampa's parade, other place the blame elsewhere. Kojo finds out what the RNC looks like from Tampa's perspective.

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