Hello from the Republican National Convention!

Here we are in sunny (yes, sunny!) Tampa for the Republican National Conventions! I'm Nona, and I'll Marie Claire's political blogger from now until the elections.

Republican National Convention
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Here we are in sunny (yes, sunny!) Tampa for the Republican National Conventions! I'm Nona, and I'll Marie Claire's political blogger from now until the elections. Most recently, I was writing on politics and culture for GOOD magazine (opens in new tab), and the last time I was in Florida, I was hard at work on a 2010 midterm elections series (opens in new tab) for public radio. Judging by our first few minutes, it looks like the RNC is officially in full swing—Isaac-sized storm be damned.

I'll be posting here a couple times a day reporting on relevant business, lady- or otherwise. We have the luxury of ignoring the RNC horserace, which means I get to wander off and discover any intriguing sideshows, protests, or characters. And I plan on sampling the, ahem, after-hours entertainment (opens in new tab) made famous by a certain Channing Tatum vehicle. Also, I'm a convention virgin, so you may get a wide-eyed post or two about the sheer craziness of this political circus.

We'll be Instagramming from @marieclairemag, and I'll be tweeting compulsively at @NonaWA (opens in new tab)—so feel free to follow along there, too!

Nona Willis Aronowitz is an editor and writer who thinks a lot about love, sex and politics. She tweets at @nona.