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Topic - Mary Mulhern
It's colossal, it's stupendous: the upcoming Republican National Convention is expected to draw 50,000 election-minded revelers to Tampa, where the eager city council has just opted to allow local bars to remain open until an unheard-of 3 a.m. during the four-day extravaganza at the end of August.
The council also approved $829,000 for new police equipment — gas masks, mostly — a phenomenon that disturbed councilwoman Mary Mulhern, who says it did not set "a great tone for our expectations for the convention."