Republican primary also-rans say they are 'on the team' now

The GOP convention is a wistful time for the Republicans who failed to gain their party’s presidential nomination earlier this year. Even as they pledge to play a supporting role for Mitt Romney, they try to carve out their own niche here in Tampa.

Former presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum attends a "treasure life" event as part of the Republican National Coalition for Life and Republican National Convention, Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, August 28, 2012.   (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Former presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum attends a "treasure life" event as part of the Republican National Coalition for Life and Republican National Convention, Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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