Rain or Shine, the After-Hour Parties Go On in Tampa

BY Mike Fritz  August 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM EST

Despite a rain-soaked Monday that delayed and cancelled official events across the city of Tampa Bay, there were plenty of after-hour parties Monday at the Republican National Convention that went ahead seemingly without a hitch.

The NewsHour tagged along with Keenan Steiner and Liz Bartolomeo of the Sunlight Foundation — a non-profit that advocates for government transparency which is tracking fundraising endeavors at both the GOP and Democratic conventions.

The parties included appearances by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Tagg Romney, Mitt Romney’s oldest son. Two trapeze artists performed overhead at the Honey Pot, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender bar in Tampa’s Ybor City.

A full list of after-hour parties can be found on the Sunlight Foundation’s website.