Many empty chairs are seen in the Louisiana delegate section on the convention floor as Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus gavels the Republican National Convention open in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Photo by: Jae C. Hong

Many empty chairs are seen in the Louisiana delegate section on the convention floor as Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus gavels the Republican National Convention open in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)