Think the Land O' Lakes area is far enough north of downtown to avoid all the hoopla associated with the Republican National Convention?
According to The Tampa Tribune, nearby Pasco County will play host to about 200 delegates from Louisiana and Texas. The Texas delegation, in fact, is one of the country’s largest with 155 voting members.
To prepare for the Aug. 27-30 convention, Saddlebrook is undergoing a massive renovation. The project includes major exterior improvements to the resort.
Saddlebrook officials aren’t entirely sure who will call the resort home during the Tampa convention, but some big names are anticipated.
“Right now, we don't know who will be here," the Tribune reported Tom Dempsey, Saddlebrook’s CEO, as saying. "But judging from the delegations, there could be an ex-president."
Big-name Republicans that might come in for the convention include Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former President George W. Bush and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
What do you think about Saddlebrook hosting two delegations? Are you excited convention fever will spread into our area or will you do your best to avoid it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.