The Republican National Convention is being held this week in Tampa, Florida. It’s a chance for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to affirm where they stand for voters. But it’s also the biggest partisan event for Republicans. An event where, once every four years, lawmakers, lobbyists, strategists, funders and activists come together in the same city, if not always in the same room.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks with John Mica, the Republican head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who has represented Florida’s 7th District on the state's east coast since 1993. Mica is fresh off a competitive primary against another incumbent congressman. Mica explains what makes Florida a battleground state and talks about partisanship and compromise in the Republican party.