Political Headlines - August 27, 2012

Here are the top POLITICAL headlines from today: 

  • Mass. Republican delegates get a spotlight at last: In Tampa this week, the Bay Staters will be front and center, the home-state delegation of Mitt Romney, the GOP's first nominee for president from Massachusetts in 88 years. Globe political reporter Brian C. Mooney explains.


  • Denied role at convention, Ron Paul rallies faithful:For the second time in four years, Rep. Paul, who is retiring from Congress after this year, held his own rally near the GOP convention, drawing thousands of supporters. Political reporter Brian C. Mooney writes.