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Committee to hand pick site of 2012 Republican National Convention

(AP) - Tampa, Phoenix or Salt Lake City?

The RNC site selection committee will pick one on Wednesday to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. Although the entire RNC must vote on the recommendation in August, it's assumed that vote would be a formality.

The choice will be watched closely as it comes just weeks after Arizona adopted a law to crack down on illegal immigrants. Some civil rights groups and lawmakers have called for a boycott of the state.

On Monday, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., urged the Major League Baseball Players Association to boycott next year's All-Star Game in Phoenix over the recently passed Arizona law.

Expect phone lines in one city to be clogged as political operatives, interest groups and reporters try to book hotels for the 2012 GOP presidential convention.

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