The following is an unedited email from (R-2) sent Wednesday night. Dudenhefer is at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. and has been periodically checking in with Patch during the convention.
"Hello from Tampa, Florida! It has been an interesting day thus far. Speaker John Boehner came by to speak with the Virginia Delegation earlier. While he shared some fun stories and a few jokes, he stressed how important winning Virginia for Governor Romney would be.
I hope all of you were able to view the excitement live last night at home. Ann Romney was on the mark when she spoke about women and families in America. Governor Christie, wow he can electrify a room. Being there to see him deliver the keynote was beyond compare.
After the speeches we were all having a tough time getting home. Some Delegations did not get home until 3:00am. I hope the logistic getting back tonight will be a bit better for all of us, but we are a resolved and dedicated bunch. We’ll continue to press on!"