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MA Official Opens RNC

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The Republican National Convention opened this afternoon, albeit scaled back by Hurricane Gustav.

Cindy McCain, wife of the GOP presidential candidate John McCain, and First Lady Laura Bush addressed the crowd in St. Paul, Minnesota .

Meanwhile, early in the proceedings, the delegates gathered heard from a Massachusetts figure.

WBUR's Delores Handy finds out more about the day's happenings from WBUR's Bob Oakes, who is covering the convention.

This program aired on September 1, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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